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President Truman Smokes Peace Pipe with Chief First To Fly

68-1638 (untitled)
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Chief First To Fly; Wetsit, Joshua; Montana - Glasgow; Trains - Truman - 1952; Truman - Campaigns - 1952
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President Harry S. Truman meets with Native Americans on the rear platform of his train while on a Whistlestop tour in support of Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaign. He smokes a peace pipe with Assiniboine Chief First to Fly (shown at right with horned ceremonial head gear) in Glasgow, Montana. Two years earlier, President Truman had been made "Chief Bear Soldier" by the Assiniboine (Hohe Nakota) people. The other two Native Americans are unidentified. Donor: New York Herald Tribune.

September 30, 1952