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Catalog Number 11310-2
Title Bow, Wood; No String
Object Name Bow
Description Wooden bow made of honey colored wood. Bow has an S curve shape. Both ends of bow carved into bulb shapes. Bow string missing. Bow has a small row of tiny round, pin, sized impressions on interior. The name "Keeling 46" is written in ink on exterior.
Year Range to 1900
Culture North American Indian/Sioux
Material wood
Used Falls City; Richardson County
Height (in) 0.625
Length (in) 43.25
Width (in) 1.25
People Keeling, William Henry
History Collected by Major William Henry Keeling. In 1855 Keeling surveyed the line between Kansas and Nebraska. He went to Texas in 1859. He also served with the U.S. Army during the Civil War. From 1862-1865 he served with the battalion that was General Sherman's bodyguard. In the late 1860s, he was stationed at western army posts, including Camp Cooke and Fort Leavenworth. During the 1880s he was the post trader at Fort Leavenworth.

In the old catalog records from Arbor Lodge, this bow is identifed as Sioux.
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry