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Plains Cree or Fort Totten Dakota beaded knife sheath
Description A scabbard for a large utility knife consisting of two sewn-together leather sides in a truncated cone sahpe. The fron is heaviliy beaded with small glass beads in a bisected format with a four pointed star at the opening and a pattern of sinuous leaves on the body. Tin cone jingles are sewn into the seams at the sides and the juncture of the bisection. The reverse side has a loop for hanging off a belt and a small beaded four pointed star. Leather thong for hanging. While this piece may certainly have been collected among the Dakota, it is stylistically Plains Cree in origin.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 11 inches length
3 1/2 inches width
1/2 inch depth
Nomenclature Sheath (case)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Collected in Fort Totten, Benson County, North Dakota, United States
Used in United States
Indian. Armaments. Accessories
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6015.1