Dakota beaded knife sheath
69.54.12, front
69.54.12, back

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Description A Dakota leather knife sheath, circa the mid-19th century, collected by Colonel John G. Clark of the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory during the US-Dakota War. The sheath has a beaded striped cuff, a beaded curved edge, and designs of an inverted "U" on a stem. The bottom of the cuff has a row of fringe and metal tinkle cones.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 9 1/2 inches length
3 1/2 inches length (fringe)
2 3/4 inches width
Nomenclature Sheath (case)
Subjects Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
Collected in Fort Rice, Morton County, North Dakota, United States
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 From the Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 69.54.12

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