DescriptionA KIOWA BEADED HIDE STRIKE-A-LIGHT BAG
the waisted commercial leather body decorated on the front and back with geometric motifs, sinew sewn and lane-stitched in translucent red, white and two shades of blue beads, trimmed with hide fringe; accompanied by three facsimile letters supporting the provenance below and a book, Jim Courtright of Fort Worth: His Life and Legend by Robert K. De Arment
Reportedly gifted by Wild Bill Hickok to his close friend Jim Courtright, and then by descent to daughter, Lulu May Courtright Hart, who in turn gifted it to Carl W. Breihan, a St. Louis, MO Councilman. It was subsequently sold by Breihan in a Tom Keilman auction (late 1980s) to the present owner.
Length: 6 ¼ inches, excluding fringe
Condition report available upon request.
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