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Plains beaded knife sheath
Description Leather sheath with a buffalo hide backing and twisted leather fringes wrapped with quill along the edges. The cuff and curved edge of the sheath have a beaded diamond pattern. A wood toggle is attached for fastening to a belt. Probably Teton Dakota or Cheyenne in origin. The sheath was collected by Colonel John G. Clark of the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory during the US-Dakota War.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 9 1/2 inches length
2 3/4 inches width
Nomenclature Sheath (case)
Creation Made by (possibly) Teton Dakota
Made by (possibly) Cheyenne Indians
Subjects Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
Made by (possibly) Teton Dakota
Made by (possibly) Cheyenne Indians
Collected in Fort Rice, Morton County, North Dakota, United States
Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Used by Dakota Indians
Dakota Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Indian. Armaments. Accessories
Dates Discovery: Not earlier than 04/1865 - Not later than 06/1866
50th Wisconsin dates of service
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 69.54.11