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    Description

    A Sioux Beaded Hide Tobacco Bag
    c. 1890

    hide, glass seed beads, natural and dyed porcupine quills, sinew, thread

    Provenance:
    Collected by the current owner's great-great grandfather, Parker Barrows Wickham, who was in charge of dismantling Sitting Bull's cabin in North Dakota for transport to the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. There it was reassembled with the help of Sioux Indians. According to family lore, the Indians gifted several artifacts from Sitting Bull's cabin to Wickham in return for his generosity toward them. Chief Rain-In-The-Face was one of those Sioux Indians. Through the family by descent.

    Length: 22 inches overall


    More Information: In overall fair condition. Hide with some stiffness. One hole with native repair. Minor bead and quill loss. Hide fringe missing. No apparent restoration.


    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2020
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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