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Plains Indian Museum

Apache 71 Southwest 230
pigments 40 tanned hide 570 rawhide 1018
knife sheath 9
ca. 1880
wide at widest point: 4 in, L: 12.25 in
Credit Line:
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
Single piece of rawhide, folded over and cut into knife shape with elongated tab at top, then stitched up outside seam with 1/8"W strip of tanned hide along knife blade portion, and tied off in four (4) places on tab with hide strips hanging down for decoration. Hide strip looped at top center for carrying. Recto painted yellow overall with two (2) solid square crosses in dark color, and one (1) stepped box (pueblo?) on upper portion and red line across top edge and down the entire inside edge. Lower portion is delineated with a red line across top and running along outside edge; nine (9) blue or green ¼" W lines running diagonally to the left on the lower portion. Verso is plain rawhide.
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