Description

    A SIOUX CHILD'S BEADED HIDE VEST
    c. 1890 stitched with sinew and thread in numerous shades of opaque and translucent glass seed beads, the front and back decorated with ornate geometric motifs, candy striped bands along the edges

    Provenance:
    Reportedly made for Paulus White Hand Bear by his grandmother when he was twelve years old. As an adult, White Hand Bear was a member of the Indian Police, and participated in returning Sitting Bull to the United States from Canada (1881). In 1922, at the age of 84, White Hand Bear gifted this lot to the current owner's father, who was four years old at the time and resided in McIntosh, SD.

    Length: 16 inches


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    12th Saturday
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