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Dakota beaded and quillwork knife sheath
68.116.3
68.116.3

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Description Dakota knife sheath made of brain tanned hide sewn with sinew and beaded at the top in a diamond pattern. Attached to the top opening are tassels decorated with quillwork and metal cones, and there is a line of metal cones on the sheath. Collected by Chesley Billing Tirrell of the 1st Minnesota Regiment, Company C, during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 23 1/2 inches height Mount for sheath
6 1/4 inches width Mount for sheath
Nomenclature Sheath (case)
Place Subject: Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Made in Minnesota, United States
Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Tirrell, Chesley Billings
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864), Company C
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
Made in Minnesota, United States
Made by Dakota Indians
Used during U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Civil War
Dakota Indians
Indian. Armaments. Accessories
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Approximately 1850
Notes A three-dimensional model, in pdf file format, is available for this object.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 68.116.3
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