Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCTEL1096

Category: Case - Telescope

Region: Plains

Tribe: Blackfoot

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Saddle leather, buckskin, iron tacks, brass, glass lenses

Description: One piece of leather forms the cylinder and a leather stop is inserted in one end. A round leather flap is stitch-hinged to the other. Leather straps around each end of the case are tied to a shoulder strap that is decorated with two rows of iron tacks. The four piece brass draw-tube telescope pulls to sixteen point five inches.

Dimensions: Length 7.5 inches width 2 inches


The name Peter Mittins is scratched in the leather end.


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 28

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