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Catalog Number 11284-4
Title Pants, Mens; Leather; Woodland Beaded; Fringed
Object Name Pants
Description Set 11284- 4, 7, 8. Men's leather pants. Possibly made of elk hide. Fly closes with bronze metal buttons. The side seams of the pants are trimmed with long cut fringe. Pants have 2 front pockets. The edges of the pants are trimmed with green silk. The fronts of the pants are decorated with floral beadwork motifs arranged in a chain formation. Each beaded shape is outlined with white beads and filled in pink, green, blue and red beads. The beads are attached to the leather with sinew and running stitch.
Date 1891
Year Range from 1891
Year Range to 1891
Culture North American Indian
Material leather, glass beads, silk seam binding
Length (in) 45.5
People Towle, Charles L.
Search Terms Nebraska National Guard
Other Name Pants, Men's
Event Wounded Knee?
History According to the donor's family history, collected by Charles L. Towle. Charles supposedly participated in Wounded Knee according to family history. Towle was a member of the Nebraska National Guard. 1891 lists show that he was a First Lieutenant in Company K, Second Infantry. Although the Nebraska National Guard was not involved at Wounded Knee, they were mobilized afterward and stationed in northwest Nebraska. Company K was stationed at Gordon, Nebraska.
Credit line Mrs. Roy V. Anderson, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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