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Catalog Number 11055-1885
Title Trophy; War; Horsehair; Feather
Object Name Trophy
Description Ornament or War Trophy made of tuft of black horsehair, brown/white/gray feather and a piece of hide or skin (possibly human scalp) stretched in a hide covered loop. The tuft of hair is tied at the top with yellow quill wrapped leather. The leather ties hang down longer than the hair.
Date 19th century
Year Range from 1801
Year Range to 1933
Culture North American Indian/Sioux
Material feather, horse tail, hide w/ hair, wood, quill
Length (in) 20.25
Width (in) 8
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 is identified as Sioux.
Credit line Nshs Permanent Collection, Lincoln, NE, Lincoln, NE, Lincoln, NE
Collection NSHS Permanent Collection