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Bow case and quiver
Description A bow case and quiver of animal hide, possibly Dakota, decorated along both sides and on strap with black, blue and orange paint in geometric designs, circa the mid to late 19th century. Stick inserted in back of quiver to hold it taut, kept in place by rawhide lacing over red wool fabric, hide disc forms bottom, sinew-sewn. Bow case attached by leather carrying strap with fringe and sewn to quiver in two places. While possibly collected among the Dakota, it is definitively Southern Plains in origin, likely Apache.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 61 inches length Bow case
4 inches width Bow case, at widest
32 inches length Quiver
5 1/2 inches width Quiver, at widest
Nomenclature Bow (weapon)
Case (container)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Collected by: Christian, Mrs. George Chase
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Armaments. Accessories
Dates Discovery: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. George Chase Christian in memory of her husband, Mr. George Chase Christian
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 7418.2