Law And Order In A Lawless Time - Globe Miami Times. My grandmother lived in Miami, Arizona and would visit Chief "Talkalai" in his older years when she was six and seven years old. His grandson would lead him around due to blindness. He would tell great stories. He told her the story of "Bloody Tanks," and would pretend he was going to scalp one of the kids, but she and her brother loved it -- though at times at their young ages, they thought he might really scalp them.
Isaac W Sprague (1841-1887), Living Skeleton. He was normal until age 12, when he started to lose weight. By age 44 he was 5'6'' and weighed only 43 lbs. He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndrome. He ate as much as 2 normal sized men and carried a flask of sweetened milk to revive himself when he felt faint. He married twice and had 3 average sized sons. He died at age 46 after working in sideshows since he was 24.
Millie and Christine McCoy (1851-1912) were conjoined twins born into slavery. They and their mother were sold to a showman, Joseph Smith. Smith and his wife educated the girls; they eventually could speak five languages, dance, play music, and sing. They were known as 'The Two Headed Nightingale'. In the 1880s they retired and purchased a small farm. Millie died of tuberculosis at age 61, with Christine following hours later. They remain one of the oldest-lived set of conjoined twins.
Nebamun hunting in the marshes This is a scene from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun, an Egyptian "scribe and counter of grain" during the New Kingdom. Nebamun's name is translated as "My Lord is Amun" and he is thought to have lived c. 1500 BC.