Dakota beaded sword case
69.54.6, detail

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Description Dakota hide sword case with a drawstring top collected by Colonel John G. Clark of the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory during the US-Dakota War. Circa mid-19th century in manufacture. The case is sewn with sinew. The lower part of the case has floral pattern beadwork and stars. The fringe at the bottom of the case and the bottom of the hilt is wrapped in red, white and blue quill. The top center has a beaded design of an American eagle over a shield with crossed American flags and surrounded by red and blue stars.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 45 inches length
5 inches width
Nomenclature Case (container)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
Collected in Fort Rice, Morton County, North Dakota, United States
Made by Dakota Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Used during U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Dakota Indians.
Indian. Armaments. Accessories
Dates Discovery: Not earlier than 04/1865 - Not later than 06/1866
(50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment dates of service)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 69.54.6

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