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Wildschut (William) Manuscript Collection
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This collection consists of typed manuscripts for The Crow Indians, volumes 1 and 2, and Buffalo Days and Danger Trails - Biography of Two-Leggings, volumes 1 and 2 by William Wildschut, as well as correspondence between Wildschut and Southwest Museum director, F. W. Hodge, dated between 1941 and 1942.
Two Leggings (circa 1847-1923) was one of the last Crow Warriors. From 1919 to 1923, he told his story of Crow life and wars to William Wildschut, an ethnologist with the Museum of the American Indian.Born Willem Wildschut on March 30, 1883, in Jisp, the Netherlands, Wildschut managed factories and with his family moved frequently between the Netherlands, Canada, and the western United States. Around 1918, his company transferred him to Billings, Montana, and he was immediately fascinated by the Apsáalooke peoples and started purchasing objects from them.
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