Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCKNFS711

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Assiniboine

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Rawhide, copper, buckskin.

Description: One piece of rawhide is bent around to form the sheath, which is held in shape by nine large copper rivets. It is painted red and has a diamond shaped belt cut-out. A thick piece of rawhide wraps the mouth and is held in place by buckskin ties. Buckskin thongs lace the outside.

Dimensions: Length 13 inches width 5 inches


Was purchased by Dick Phort Sr. from Strong at Ft. Belnap in 1931 for


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 25

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