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William Bridgers 
[Pease Ross, Comanche captured and reared by Sul Ross] 
1860 (ca) 
  
Tintype, 1/6 plate, hand-colored 
7 x 8.3 cm 
  
DeGolyer Library 
Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection, File: #22.tif 
  
 
LL/43828 
  
This young Comanche boy was captured at the battle at the Pease River by Texas Ranger and soldier Sul Ross (1838-1896) during the raid when Cynthia Ann Parker was taken from the tribe. The Ross family raised the boy. It is possibly the earliest known photographic image of a Comanche.
 
Published in SWHQ, Jan. 1990. 
 
 
  

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