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Dakota arrow
Description A Dakota arrow with a wooden shaft, steel projectile point and feather fletching, circa 1863. The arrow killed Lieutenant Frederick John Holt Beever, a volunteer aide-de-camp assigned to the 1863 punitive expedition against the Dakota led by Henry Sibley. It was retrieved from Beever's corpse on the bank of the Missouri River near Bismarck, North Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 24 1/2 inches length
5/16 inch diameter shaft
7/8 inch width widest point
Nomenclature Arrow
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Henry Hastings Sibley Expedition
Beever, Frederick John Holt
Found at Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, United States
Made by Dakota Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Sibley expedition, 1863
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Use: Exactly 1863
Restrictions Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6040.5

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