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Catalog Number 11284-6
Title Knife Sheath; Beaded, Triangles
Object Name Sheath
Description Leather knife sheath with parfleche back and short beaded tail. Thin beaded handle; fully beaded front; undecorated back; lazy stitch; sinew -sewn. Beaded design on front is geometric with a white background and triangle and square motifs. Bead colors used are: white, dark blue, white heart red. A short tail hangs from the bottom of the sheath and is wrapped with blue and white beads. The opening edges and side seams are trimmed with dark blue beads.
Date 1891
Year Range from 1891
Year Range to 1891
Culture North American Indian/Sioux/
Material buckskin, rawhide, glass beads, thread
Place of Origin United States; Nebraska; Sheridan County; Gordon
Used United States; Nebraska; Sheridan County; Gordon
Length (in) 16.125
Width (in) 3.375
Depth (in) 1
People Towle, Charles L.
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 wqas 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