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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Sioux 990
wood 4438 sinew 620 rawhide 1018 steel 2355
sheath 14 knife 137
ca. 1870
knife length: 7.75 in, width: .75 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
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.
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