Item Number: WC8708560
Category: Case - Gun Case
Tribe: Assiniboine - Fort Belknap
Period: 1875-1900 - ca. 1895
Materials: Native tanned deerskin; multi-colored glass seed beads; red wool trade cloth; thread sewn.
Description: Gun case is decorated at butt end with large beaded panel- diamond and triangles connect against a white bead background. Similar designs and colors are used on the long bead panel at the muzzle end.
Dimensions: Length 40 inches 101 cm; Didth 6.5 inches 16.5 cm.
The Forked Stick, a Gros Ventre Indian who has been photographed with this gun case.
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation
John T. Kelly Collection
Jim Aplan, Midland, South Dakota
Lessard Collection- SD 574
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 63
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