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Plains Indian Museum

Sioux 990 Northern Plains 1866
tanned hide 570 rawhide 1018 brass 1442 glass beads 689 steel 2355 metal cones 39 cotton thread 354 dyed feather fluffs 31 wood 4438
knife 137 sheath 14
knife length: 11 in, handle width: 1/5 in, diameter of handle: 3.75 in
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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.
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