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Catalog Number 11310-20
Title Ivory, Walrus
Object Name Soap
Description Walrus tusk; ivory. Long, yellowed chunk of tusk with carved or chipped of pieces. Appears to have been used as a tool, as it has considerable wear on all sides and surfaces. Has "Keeling 53" written in ink on one side.
Year Range to 1900
Culture North American Indian/Inuit
Material Walrus Tusk
Height (in) 1.125
Length (in) 10.25
Width (in) 1.625
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