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NA.102.1
Northern Plains | Sioux | sh...
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NA.102.1 | ca. 1890 | L: 9.25 in, width: 3.125 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Utensils and implements - Hunting (could also be used for fighting). Knife sheath - tanned, lazy stitch bead decoration in geometric design on front in horizontal rows covering one half of front, the rest of beading following lines of sheath. Overlay bead decorated danglers on end (2). Rawhide tie thong attachment. | NA.102.1.JPG | na.102.1.jpg | bead decoration | lazy stitch | geometric | sheath | hide | deer | tanned | Beads | seed | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.106.574B
Unknown | sheath | handle | ...
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NA.106.574B | Utensils and implements - Household. (B) rounded blade table knife with black enameled metal handle. | na.106.574.JPG | na.106.574b.jpg | sheath | handle | metal | leather | Unknown

NA.102.233
Northern Plains | Sioux | sh...
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NA.102.233 | ca. 1870 | knife length: 7.75 in, width: .75 in | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe | Knife is small, narrow and very pointed at end - seems ideal for piercing. Wood handle is broken away on the ends of both sides. Sheath is plain rawhide, rolled onto itself, sinew sewn on the seam in large stitches. Small piece of tanned hide hangs from bottom point. The shape echoes the knife - tapering down to a fine point. One (1) hole towards top - probably for hanging from belt, etc. | na.102.233.jpg | sheath | knife | wood | sinew | rawhide | steel | Northern Plains | Sioux

1.69.2637
sheath | scalloped | rawhide
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1.69.2637 | 1890-1900 | L: 7.75 in, width: 2.625 in | US/INDIAN SERVICE, Back of button is stamped: WATERBURY BUTTON CO. | Knife sheath, rawhide; one piece folded over and laced with rawhide strips. Painted designs in green, red and black; all around border of green scallops and diamonds with red dots between diamonds; left side design of 2 facing green `arrowheads' connected with a red bar intersected by a black bar; right side design of 2 red diamonds with a green `arrowhead' between them. Laced into top of seam is a single 5/8" black enameled button with raised eagle, shield, arrows and olive branch and lettering. Non-Indian made. Condition: Paint is worn off in numerous places. Several breaks in lacing. Origin: Gift of Chris Young, in memory of James L. Young | 1.69.2637.jpg | dots | shield | branch | diamonds | olive | eagle | arrowheads | sheath | scalloped | rawhide

NA.102.2
Northern Plains | Sioux | sh...
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NA.102.2 | ca. 1880 | L: 9.75 in, width: 2.875 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Utensils and implements - Hunting (could also be used for fighting). Knife sheath - Tanned, overlay bead decoration in geometric design on front with four rawhide fringe at bottom. Rawhide tie thong attachment. | NA.102.2.JPG | na.102.2.jpg | geometric | bead decoration | overlay | sheath | rawhide | fringe | deer | Beads | tanned | seed | hide | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.106.198B
Assiniboine | Fort Belknap I...
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NA.106.198B | 1900 | knife length: 8.875 in, handle width: 1.25 in | Gift of J.W. Duke Wellington | Carved on one side of sheath: little chief's knife sheath, Carved on other side: FJB 1912 | Utensils and implements - Household. Sheath - commercial leather. | NA.106.198.LEFTSIDE.JPG | NA.106.198.RIGHTSIDE.JPG | na.106.198bv2.jpg | na.106.198bv1.jpg | sheath | leather | wood | handle | Assiniboine | Fort Belknap Indian Reservation

NA.102.231
Northern Plains | Arapaho | ...
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NA.102.231 | ca. 1890 | knife length: 10.5 in, penknife width: 1 in, diameter of handle: 3.125 in | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe | Steel knife blade is marked "Joseph/ Allen & Sons/Sheffield/England" and "NON-XLL." Handle is knobby deer antler. Sheath is rawhide covered in tanned hide in two sections, sinew sewn on side seams. Front is covered in glass beads - majority white upper portion with two wavy green bands vertically down center outlines in med. red, three (3) small red square crosses with metal bead or green bead at center set vertically between the bars. Upper and lower sections of sheath separated by row of metal cones thread sewn. Lower portion is white majority in two bands echoing shape of sheath, four mountain shapes in dark blue with med. red and light blue interior squares. Two sets of double stacked red square crosses with yellow bead center placed between mountains. Center filled with dark blue in pointed shaped with white angled white strips. | na.102.231.jpg | knife | sheath | steel | metal cones | glass beads | deer antler | tanned hide | sinew | rawhide | cotton thread | Northern Plains | Arapaho | Cheyenne

NA.102.232
Northern Plains | sheath | k...
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NA.102.232 | ca. 1870 | diameter of handle: 3.5 in, L: 12.75 in, L: 10.875 in, width: 3 in, width: 2.25 in | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe | Dagger style (double edged) roughhewn knife blade fitted to a bone handle and originally secured with 10 brass rivets. Sheath is rawhide interior and tanned hide exterior with dyed quillwork on recto with 31 horizontal lines in stripes and solids in red, yellow, green purple. Top edge of case is trimmed around lip with striped segments of dark blue and white seed beads. Bottom of case embellished with rawhide strips, wrapped with dyed quills, and separated with single red seeds beads on bottom edge. Strips of tanned hide attached to top and at bottom of rawhide at bottom. | na.102.232.jpg | NA.102.232.1-2.jpg | sheath | knife | glass beads | dyed porcupine quills | tanned hide | bone | rawhide | brass | lacquer | cotton thread | steel | Northern Plains

1.69.1988
sheath | dagger | dark | bra...
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1.69.1988 | blade length: 8.25 in, overall length: 14 in, scabbard length: 8.283 in | (A) Brass-handled dagger with rolled steel blade and brass guard. (B) Dark leather slip-on sheath. | 1.69.1988A&B.JPG | sheath | dagger | dark | brass | blade | guard | slip-on | handle | leather | steel | rolled

NA.102.210
Menominee | Wisconsin | shea...
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NA.102.210 | ca. 1830 | knife length: 14 in, width: 2 in, Diameter: 3.5 in | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe | Knife (a): Porcupine quill work on both pieces. Knife is oxidized but good condition otherwise. Pommel of knife is carved pipestone as a human head with scalplock. Three quill wrapped pieces attached to the top of the head. Sheath (b): Blackened deer skin, quillwok, beads ans tassels are all intact. Excellent condition. | NA.102.210v1.jpg | NA.102.210v2.jpg | NA.102.210v3.jpg | Native American | Menominee | Wisconsin | knife | weapon | sheath | knife | blackened deer hide | metal | vegetal fibers | steel | pipestone | glass beads | tin cones | porcupine quills | Menominee | Wisconsin

NA.102.108B
Unknown | sheath | red/white...
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NA.102.108B | overall length: 14.5 in | Utensils and Implements- Hunting. (B) Sheath - rawhide; beaded at top on front with triangle design in pink, red/white hearts and blue beads, 2 blue lines painted down back. | NA.102.108A-B.JPG | na.102.108b.jpg | lines | blue | triangle | sheath | red/white hearts | rawhide | Beads | Unknown

NA.102.230
Sioux | Northern Plains | kn...
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NA.102.230 | 1930s | knife length: 11 in, handle width: 1/5 in, diameter of handle: 3.75 in | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe | Wooden handled knife, grooved, (5 ¼"L) with 3 brass plugs inserted through for the blade, bottom edged in hammered brass; blade is steel (5 ¼"L). Sheath is tanned hide, fully beaded on recto, plain rawhide verso, widely stitched with heavy cotton thread with tanned hide strip as strap on top portion. Seven sets (14 total) of metal cones on cotton thread inserted with red feather fluffs on perimeter of sheath. Beadwork is majority white with 10 deep blue triangular designs, bordered with lines on either side - two rows of five running vertically on upper portion of case. Lower is band running on perimeter in white with seven (7) dark blue or black "I" shapes figures interspersed with six (6) small green squares. The center design is two (2) boxes in clear beads with four (4) small equidistant squares in three (3) single rows of 2 orange and 1 green in middle outlined in the dark blue. | na.102.230.jpg | knife | sheath | tanned hide | rawhide | brass | glass beads | steel | metal cones | cotton thread | dyed feather fluffs | wood | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.106.574A
Unknown | sheath | handle | ...
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NA.106.574A | Utensils and implements - Household. (A) stiff leather case with leather thong stitching. | na.106.574.JPG | na.106.574a.jpg | sheath | handle | leather | metal | Unknown

2015.15.2
Old Pueblo Leather, Tucson, ...
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2015.15.2 | 1980s | overall length: 12.125 in, wide at widest point: 3.5 in | Gift of Frank C. Gaetje, Prosser, Washington | verso: Old Pueblo Leather, El Brown, Maker, Tucson, AZ; Custom Knives, Norris, Tucson, Ariz.; FCG | One (1) Old Pueblo Leather knife sheath; El Brown Maker, Tucson, Arizona (paired with knife 2015.15.1). The brown leather sheath has one (1) silver plated concho on front and metal studs outlining the sheath, and decorating the belt slide. | 2015.15.2_top.JPG | 2015.15.1-.2.JPG | 2015.15.2_bottom.JPG | sheath | metal | string | leather | Old Pueblo Leather, Tucson, Arizona