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Catalog Number 3465-(8)
Title Arrow, 8; Set, Bow, Quiver, 11 Arrows
Object Name Arrow
Description 8 of 10 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". Arrow shaft has sinew wrapped around it. Curvy bands grooving carved on shaft. Top of shaft has band of dark brown cresting. End of arrow is fletched with 3 large brown and white striped feathers, which are attached to the shaft with clear glue and sinew at both top and bottom.
Date 1863, ca.
Culture North American Indian/Lakota
Material Wood; Metal; Sinew; Feathers
Used USA: South Dakota
Height (in) 1.125
Length (in) 25.675
Diameter (in) 0.375
People Goss, John Q., 1827-1918
History Picked up by John Q. Goss of Bellevue, Nebraska during the "Indian campaign" in South Dakota in 1862-1863. This was picked up by him after one of the "battles".

According to Andreas' History of Nebraska:

According to his discharge papers, Goss was a private in Company D of the second regiment of the Nebraska Cavalry. He enrolled November 3, 1862. On April 24, 1863 he was promoted to 1st Lt and RCS. Goss was born in Somerstshire, England

According to Andreas' History of Nebraska, Goss was also appointed Quartermaster General in 1862. After being appointed First Lieutenant under General Sully, he was honorably discharded in December 1863. More information in donor file.

According to Andreas' History of Nebraska, "In April, 1863, the Second Nebraska was ordered to report for duty at Sioux City, preparatory to joining the expedition up the Missouri under Gen. Sully. By this action, less than four hundred men were left for duty in the Territory, and Gen. Craig, who had relied upon their cooperation in his plans for frontier defense, came to the conclusion that he was too badly handicapped by this action of the Government, and tendered his resignation as Commander of the District. Under Sully, the Nebraska troops took part in various skirmishes with the bloodthirsty Sioux, still on the war-path after their barbarous raids in Minnesota and Dakota. On the 3d of September, 200 miles above Fort Pierre, the great battle of Whitestone Hills was fought, with the Brule, Yankton and Blackfeet Sioux, numbering nearly two thousand strong. In this fight, the Indians were completely defeated, abandoning all their camp property and animals, and losing 150 braves killed, 300 wounded, and 200 who fell prisoners. The whites lost severely. Of the 350 Nebraska troops in line, seven were killed, fourteen wounded and ten missing. In the latter part of September, 1863, the regiment returned to Omaha, under orders from the War Department, and was there mustered out of service, having served acceptably in that most difficult of all warfare--against the Indians."

Credit line Lora A. Thompson, Del War, California