Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCBTS714

Category: Belt

Region: Plains

Tribe: Kiowa

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Leather, glass beads, buckskin, metal, bone, brass, wood, iron, horn, cloth, pewter, mirror.

Description: Utility belt made from a leather bullet holder. Several accoutrements tied on include; (1) a pouch with two horn containers that hold bullets and cloth tender; (2) a pouch holds an iron awl with an incised wooden haft; (3) a beaded amulet; (4) a pewter inlaid knife in a leather case; (5) a mirror; (6) a beaded Strike-a-Light bag that contains a flint, a fire steel, and a clothe tender; (7) an awl case with two bone awls that are tied together with a cotton string; (8) a small Strike-a-Light bag with a fire steel. Two brass rings serve as a buckle. An old tag attached says "belonged to Chief White Man Indian Territory, 1892 Kiowa.

Dimensions: Length 36 inches


Fred Harvey
Chief White Man


Mails, Thomas E., The Mystic Warriors of the Plains, Doubleday and Company, Garden City, 1972, pp 463
Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 78

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