March 4, 1905
Teddy Roosevelt had invited many people from all walks of life to attend his inaugural parade and speech to show America and the world how open he was to all people. Teddy had assembled 35,000 marchers including marines, soldiers, Rough Riders and brass bands, as well as coal miners with lamps on their helmets, Harvard boys in caps and gowns and cowboys on horseback twirling lariats. However, the crowd was most stirred by the sight of notorious Indians riding their warhorses down Pennsylvania Avenue! The horseback warriors included Sioux warriors Hollow Horn Bear and American Horse, the Ute leader Buckskin Charley, Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, and leading the way the most notorious warrior of them all, Geronimo!
The day was notedly cool with a light drizzle but that didn’t stop anyone. Listen to Florence tell of her dad, Edward S Curtis and Geronimo.
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