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Catalog Number 4955-1-(1)
Title Arrow, 1; 9 W/ Same#
Object Name Arrow
Description 1 of 9 arrow set. Solid wooden arrow with metal point attached to shaft with sinew. U shaped nock. Depth of slit at end of shaft for arrowhead is: .75". Three lines of wavy grooving carved on full length of shaft. Top of shaft has 1 large band of dark red cresting at the nock end. End of arrow is fletched with brown feathers. Feathers are attached to the shaft with glue and sinew at both top and bottom.
Year Range to 1904
Culture North American Indian
Material metal; wood; feathers; sinew
Height (in) 0.5
Length (in) 25.75
Diameter (in) 0.25
People Vifquain, Victor
History Donated by the family of General Victor Vifquain.

Jean-Baptiste Victor Vifquain was born in Brussels, Belgium, on May 20th, 1836. He received a military education in Belgium and graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant of cavalry at the age of 20. Upon spending one year in the Belgian army, Vifquain migrated to the United States and settled on a homestead on the West Blue River in Saline County, Nebraska. In 1861 he enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company "C", 53rd, New York Infantry and embarked upon an active military career. Vifquain distinguished himself in battle, was awarded the Medal of Honor twice, and had obtained the rank of Brigadier General by the close of the war. In 1886, he was appointed by President Cleveland as U.S. Consul at Baranquilla and Colon, South America, and in 1893 as Consul General to represent the United States at Panama. Vifquain served as Adjutant General of Nebraska from 1891 to 1892. When the Third Nebraska was recruited in 1898 for the Spanish American War, Vifquain received a commission as Lieutenant Colonel and was promoted to the rank of Colonel during that conflict. He died on January 7, 1904, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Credit line Family of General Victor Vifquain, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Vifquain, Family of General Victor