famous war leader of the Lakota, he became feared by other tribes in the early
1850s for his skill in battle and continued fighting against U.S. expansion
until his death. From a young age, he reportedly had trance visions of himself
as a great warrior. He became an expert at luring cocky U.S. battalions into
ambushes by pretending to be an injured, vulnerable target. Most famously, he
led his tribe into the Battle of Little Bighorn, which left 268 soldiers dead
including George Custer and two of his brothers.
I received this card from the Postcrossing meeting in Driebergen!
Thank you Helena!
And for once the front matches the back!
With special made stamp for the meeting
And this is a new addition to my stamp collection
stamps were designed by artist Robert S. Thorne and licensed by NEMS
Enterprises Ltd., the management company formed by Brian Epstein after signing
the Beatles to a five year contract. The stamps were printed in Los Angeles,
California, exclusively distributed and copyrighted by Hallmark Merchandisers,
Inc., and sold in books of 100 for $0.59 back in 1964