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Catalog Number 11310-24
Title Quirt; Braided; Horsehair; Geometric Shapes
Object Name Quirt
Description Quirt made of white, orange, yellow purple and black horsehair woven in a geometric diamond pattern around a core with one large tassel at the center. Whip end is made of a pair of thin leather strips that are tied to a loop at the base of the quirt. Tip of the quirt has a braided horsehair loop topped with a tassel and netted bulb. File indicates this is from Mexico.
Culture Mexican?/North American Indian?
Material horsehair; leather
Height (in) 1.625
Length (in) 45.5
Width (in) 2.375
People Keeling, William Henry
History According to Arbor Lodge records, this quirt is Mexican.

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.
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry