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A SIOUX BOY'S PICTORIAL BEADED AND FRINGED HIDE SHIRT
c. 1875

sinew sewn and lane-stitched in classic bead colors against a light blue beaded ground, the front, with horizontal rows of geometric motifs and a small cross on each arm, the back, with a central column of geometric elements, flanked by semi-circular bands, turtles, hourglass motifs and small crosses on the arms, edged in fine hide fringe, with ink inscription on the front interior, Captured on June 25, 1876 at the Battle with Indians on the Little Big Horn River, M. T. Commanded by General G. A. Custer, U. S A. by Louis Rott 1st Sgt., Co. K, 7th Cav., metal stand

Provenance:
From the Valentine Pasvolsky Collection

Length: 17 inches overall




Condition Report*:

In overall excellent condition. Supple hide with one thin area, approx. 3/4" in length, in the middle of the back -- beads intact in that area, so "hole" only visible on the inside. Minor bead loss, consisting of only one small area on the proper left shoulder and one line on the front. Hide fringes intact. No apparent restoration.

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