Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCKNFS825

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Native tanned leather, quills, iron, glass beads, buckskin, sinew, wood.

Description: Rawhide sheath with full beaded geometric front panel and a large beaded cross on the back. Three dyed quill drops, each with tin cones, hang from each side of the mouth. A round beaded tail, with four tin cones, hangs from the foot. A buckskin carrying loop is tied to the back of the mouth. A Russell Green River knife occupies the sheath.

Dimensions: Length 10 inches with a 15 inch tail.


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 26

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