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Descriptions
scalloped 38 rawhide 1018
Names
sheath 14
Subjects
dots 30 shield 28 branch 4 diamonds 119 olive 6 eagle 68 arrowheads 2
Date:
1890-1900
Dimensions:
L: 7.75 in, width: 2.625 in
Inscription:
US/INDIAN SERVICE, Back of button is stamped: WATERBURY BUTTON CO.
Remarks:
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
Accession Number:
1.69.2637

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