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Dakota projectile point

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Description Bifacial projectile point with concave blade edges, rough side notches, a blunted distal end, and a convex 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 of 1862. 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. See also ID Numbers 71IN.44.1-30.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 3/4 inch length
1/2 inch width
Nomenclature Projectile point
Creation Made by (possibly) Plateau Indians
Subjects Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
Collected by: United States, Army, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 50th
Made by (possibly) Plateau Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Collected in Fort Rice, Morton County, North Dakota, United States
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 Volunteer Infantry Regiment dates of service)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 71IN.44.21

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