Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8903046

Category: Knife-Knife Case

Region: Plains

Tribe: Cree - Plains Cree

Period: 1850-1875 - ca. 1870

Materials: Knife Case - Native tanned hide; multi-colored glass seed beads; tin cones; thread sewn. Knife - Steel, bone, brass rivets.

Description: Front of case is bead decorted with four flower motifs in red and green at top, below decorated with red crosses and scroll designs in black, all against a light blue background. Knife is a double edged dagger style knife is fitted to bone handle. Handle decorated with cross hatch engraving and engraved circles.

Dimensions: Length (case) 9.5 inches 24.2 cm; Length (knife) 11.87 inches 30.2 cm.


Alexander Gallery
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 43

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