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Catalog Number 11310-17
Title Bag, Beaded; With Flap; Fringed; Red; Leather
Object Name Bag, Pipe
Description ***Bag has mildew damage. Use mask and gloves when handling. Do not store in same box with other artifacts.***Leather bag decorated with beadwork. Bag is small and thin and made of commercially tanned leather that appears to have been reappropriated from other objects. The lower part of the bag is made of red dyed leather and the upper portion is made of brown leather. The pieces of leather are connected with machine stitching. The top of the bag closes with a curved flap with a small button hole in it. The edges of the front are decorated with rows of white, blue, yellow and white heart red beadwork. The bottom of the bag is trimmed with long, cut fringe. The back of the bag has a thin leather loop attached to it.
Culture North American Indian
Material leather, beads
Made Unknown
Length (in) 22.5
Width (in) 8
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.

In the old catalog records from Arbor Lodge, this bag is identifed as being from a Medicine Man's outfit, Sioux.
Credit line William Henry Keeling, Falls City (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Keeling, William Henry