The government can not wait. General Miles issues the order to capture or kill. Exhausted, Geronimo agrees to negotiate. On 4 September 1886 he is offering his surrender to Captain Lawton.
Lawton is an impeccable officer with a deserved reputation for gallantry. On April 30 in Rock Island, RIAC sells as lot 1025 a rifle and a watch offered to the hero for honoring his feat. The lot is estimated $ 500K.
The rifle is the serial number 1 of the Model 1886 by Winchester. It was presented to Lawton and so inscribed by Lieutenant Albee who was a collaborator of Winchester Repeating Arms since his retirement from the army. It is in excellent condition.
The gold plated pocket watch by Howard was offered to Lawton by the New Mexican cattlemen relieved by the end of slaughters and cattle raids. Further north the Sioux continue the American Indian uprising until 1890.
SOLD for $ 1.1M before fees
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