Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCKNFS700

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Cree - Plains Cree

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Steel, glass beads, buckskin, ermine skin, feathers, dew claws, hawk bells, bear tooth, ribbons, tin cones, beaver fir.

Description: A fighting knife forged from an early picket pin (with a loop at the top) the blade of which sticks through the mouth of a weasel.. Pieces of medicine hanging from the knife are an ermine skin, hawk bells, feathers, a bear tooth, dew claws, strips of beaver skin, and ribbons. The sheath is beaded on both sides with quilled drops decorated with tin cones. Tin cones also down the sides.

Dimensions: Length 13 inches


Nick Eggenhoffer
Adolph Spohr


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 23

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