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Catalog Number 11284-2
Title Necklace W/ Pouch; Beaded, Geometric
Object Name Necklace
Description Small circular leather beaded bag with looped fringe and long beaded neck strap. The front of the bag is decorated with geometric beadwork that has been applied in a yellow and dark blue grid. The outer edge of the bag is decorated with white heart red and white beads that are placed in a striped design, using the lazy stitch and sinew. The seams of the bag are finished with a row of yellow and dark blue beads. Loops of red, green, dark blue and white heart red beads are attached to the outer edges of the bag. The long strap is made of a two twisted strands of white heart red and white beads. The back of the bag is undecorated.
Date 1891
Year Range from 1891
Year Range to 1891
Culture North American Indian/Sioux
Material buckskin, glass beads, sinew, thread
Used USA: Nebraska (Sheridan), Gordon?
Height (in) 16.75
Width (in) 3.5
Search Terms Nebraska National Guard
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