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History Detectives | Bird of War, Lincoln Oath and War Spoils of a Peace Chief | PBS

Duration: 53:21 (Full Program)
Program: History Detectives #1004
Broadcast Date: Jul. 31, 2012

In this episode we investigate an evocative symbol of a bird dropping a bomb. Did these patches belong to a World War II unit? Then, Gwen connects a swatch of tattered red fabric to a pivotal moment in U.S. Civil War history. And, did this neckpiece and these leggings once belong to Chief Black Kettle, long known as a Cheyenne Peace Chief? Finally, did President Lincoln actually sign this oath?

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Post Date: August 1, 2012