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Native American projectile point
Description Bifacial projectile point with slightly convex blade edges and no stem at the proximal end. One of a group of thirty projectile points collected by Colonel John G. Clark of the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment while he was stationed at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory during the U.S.-Dakota War. This is a type of bird point made out of volcanic glass (obsidian) and although possibly collected in Dakota Territory, this point's ultimate origin was probably Oregon or northern California.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 3/4 inch length
1/2 inch width
Nomenclature Projectile point
Subjects Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
Collected in Fort Rice, Morton County, North Dakota, United States
Used by Dakota Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Discovery: Not earlier than 04/1865 - Not later than 06/1866
50th Wisconsin dates of service
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 71IN.44.5