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Catalog Number 11310-19
Title Horn; Buffalo; Drinking; Cup; Decorated
Object Name Horn, Drinking
Description Dark blackish brown colored animal horn with open center. Horn is probably buffalo. Surface of horn has incised drawing of buffalo and an animal skull (possibly a coyote). The incised outlines of the figures are painted with matte red pigment. A large hole is cut into the opening of the horn and has a thin leather thong attached to it. The name "Keeling" is written on the leather strap.
Culture North American Indian
Material horn, leather
Height (in) 3.375
Length (in) 11
Diameter (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.
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry