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Catalog Number 11310-21
Title Ornament, Horse Hair; Quillwork
Object Name Ornament
Description Ornament made of tuft of black/dark brown horsehair. Horsehair is gathered at top and wrapped with a thin strip of leather that is wrapped with yellow quillwork. A strip of leather extends from the top of the tuft. The strip of leather is partially wrapped with quillwork. A leather rawhide tie is placed at the top of the quill wrapping.
Year Range to 1900
Culture North American Indian/Sioux
Material horse hair, leather, quills
Length (in) 22.75
Width (in) 4
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 ornament is identified as Sioux.
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry