Real photo postcard depicting Col. Ray Gardner, Oldest Indian Scout, Mont and his donkey, Tiperray. Raymond Hatfield (Arizona Bill) Gardner was an extremely colorful character.
At one year of age he was kidnapped by Comanche and traded to the Sioux for 9 ponies, 8 blankets and 2 girls. He became a government scout at the age of 17. It was in later life that he received his nickname, Arizona Bill as a result of military campaigns against the Apache in Arizona. He lectured to local groups while traveling, and was supposed to have been an unusually interesting conversationalist.He also attracted attention with his long flowing hair and beard, which even at age 82, were said to be completely black without one gray hair. 87 AZO stamp box (1910-30). The item "RPPC of Col.
Ray Gardner (Arizona Bill), Oldest Indian Scout by Wheeler, Montana" is in sale since Sunday, October 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards\Real Photo". The seller is "apftp" and is located in Tempe, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.