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American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts

by Freeman's

Platinum House

376 lots | 375 with images

November 13, 2013

Live Auction

1808 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA, 19103 USA

Phone: +1 215.563.9275

Fax: +1 215.563.8236

Email: Info@freemansauction.com

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Lakota women's beaded buckskin dress, first quarter 20th century, The yoke beaded in geometric devices in shades of blue, red, white,

Lot 1: Lakota women's beaded buckskin dress, first quarter 20th century, The yoke beaded in geometric devices in shades of blue, red, white,

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Description: Lakota women's beaded buckskin dress first quarter 20th century The yoke beaded in geometric devices in shades of blue, red, white, and yellow in lane stitch, the skirt with beads tied with hide, hand-sewn throughout. L: 51 in. W: 67 in. (armspan) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. The dress was made by Julia Singing Ghost, niece of Mary Iron Shield and was purchased by Dr. Zehner at Fort Yates from Mary Iron Shield and her husband Bernard, April 20, 1950. Zehner recorded in his diary, "While Frances was washing the dishes she said that a real old Indian woman was coming up the street. Sure enough, there was and she was wearing moccasins too. Behind her came a man carrying a heavy pasteboard box. Then they turned into our walk and knocked on the door." A later note in the diary of 6/10/1950 provides provenance, "Dress-her brother's daughter, Julia Singing Ghost, made 40 years ago."

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Sioux beaded belt and pair of moccasins, fort yates, north dakota, circa 1950, Loom beaded belt in cornflower blue beads with geometric

Lot 2: Sioux beaded belt and pair of moccasins, fort yates, north dakota, circa 1950, Loom beaded belt in cornflower blue beads with geometric

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Description: Sioux beaded belt and pair of moccasins fort yates, north dakota, circa 1950 Loom beaded belt in cornflower blue beads with geometric pattern in orange, yellow, red, green and purple, hide backing, with a lane-stitched pair of moccasins worked in cornflower blue, red, white, green and yellow; together with bone, orange bead and cowrie shell hair ornaments and beaded, dentalium shell and dyed horse hair ornaments. L: 10 in. (belt) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. These two items were worn by Mrs. Frances Zehner in portrait taken by F. Fiske, lot 81, dated October 23, 1950, when she and her husband were adopted into tribe, she as "Anpaowicahpi" or Morningstar.

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Sioux women's ceremonial hair pipe bone breastplate and dentalium shell ear pendants, fort yates, north dakota, mid 20th century, Five

Lot 3: Sioux women's ceremonial hair pipe bone breastplate and dentalium shell ear pendants, fort yates, north dakota, mid 20th century, Five

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Description: Sioux women's ceremonial hair pipe bone breastplate and dentalium shell ear pendants fort yates, north dakota, mid 20th century Five rows of hair pipe bone with hide dividers and colored beads with multicolored beaded fringe, and two pairs of dentalium shell ear pendants. L(s): approx. 38 1/2 in. (breastplate) and 24 in. (shell pendants; longest pair) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. According to Dr. Zehner's diary, these articles were purchased from Mary Iron Shield on April 20, 1950.

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Sioux women's beaded leggings, early 20th century, Beaded with green, red, blue and white geometric devices.

Lot 4: Sioux women's beaded leggings, early 20th century, Beaded with green, red, blue and white geometric devices.

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Description: Sioux women's beaded leggings early 20th century Beaded with green, red, blue and white geometric devices. L: 14 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Accompanied by handwritten note on fragment of North Dakota State Department of Health printed form: "8/17/50 women's leggings bought from Lillian Fast Horse of Cannon Ball age 50 has them over one year. Lillian got them from Lillian Black Tomahawk over 65 years old also north of F.Y. (Fort Yates) 8/19/50."

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Three pairs of Sioux beaded hide women's leggings, late 19th/early 20th century, The first, lane-stitched in white with red, blue, gre

Lot 5: Three pairs of Sioux beaded hide women's leggings, late 19th/early 20th century, The first, lane-stitched in white with red, blue, gre

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Description: Three pairs of Sioux beaded hide women's leggings late 19th/early 20th century The first, lane-stitched in white with red, blue, green, yellow and gold geometric devices, with muslin uppers; the second pair also worked with white ground and blue, red, yellow, green, pink, and gold beading, with muslin uppers; the third pair, lane-stitched with blue, red, yellow and green stepped and cross devices on white ground with leather uppers. L: 21 1/2 in. (longest) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. The first pair purchased at Fort Yates from Ellen Magpie Eagle, and the second and third from Lizzie Keeps Eagle, Fort Yates, May 17th and 18th, 1950.

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Four pairs of Sioux beaded ceremonial moccasins, first half 20th century, fort yates area, Each pair with fully beaded uppers with spli

Lot 6: Four pairs of Sioux beaded ceremonial moccasins, first half 20th century, fort yates area, Each pair with fully beaded uppers with spli

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Description: Four pairs of Sioux beaded ceremonial moccasins first half 20th century, fort yates area Each pair with fully beaded uppers with split tongue with tin cone and feather danglers worked with polychrome beading in geometric designs. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. One worn pair is accompanied by note: "Belonged to Rain in Face-Joe (Fast Horses) grandmother had them-Good Owl, Bull Head, April 18, 1950"; another pair with note: "Bought from Jimmy Vaulters on July 28, 1950 made by his mother Mrs. Matilda Vaulters."

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Two Sioux women's ceremonial hair pipe bone and bead breast plates, fort yates, north dakota, mid 20th century, The first, with seven

Lot 7: Two Sioux women's ceremonial hair pipe bone and bead breast plates, fort yates, north dakota, mid 20th century, The first, with seven

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Description: Two Sioux women's ceremonial hair pipe bone and bead breast plates fort yates, north dakota, mid 20th century The first, with seven rows of hair pipe bone with coral colored bead dividers and bone and cowrie shell danglers, the neck with velvet sachet; the second, comprised of eight rows of hair pipe bone with blue bead dividers and bone and cowrie fringe, with sachet tied at neck in Air Force handkerchief, both strung with cotton cord. L(s): 45 in. and 44 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. These breast plates were purchased by Luther Zehner, December 12, 1949.

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Sioux women's hair pipe bone breastplate, fort yates, north dakota, mid 20th century, Comprised of eight rows of hair pipe beads with

Lot 8: Sioux women's hair pipe bone breastplate, fort yates, north dakota, mid 20th century, Comprised of eight rows of hair pipe beads with

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Description: Sioux women's hair pipe bone breastplate fort yates, north dakota, mid 20th century Comprised of eight rows of hair pipe beads with coral colored trade beads, hair pipe and cowrie fringe, the back with two rows of hair pipe beads and cowrie edged danglers. L: 46 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. According to Dr. Zehner's diary, the breastplate was purchased from Joe and Nellie Chasing Bear, December 12, 1949.

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Two pairs of Sioux dentalium shell ear pendants, first half 20th century, The first pair with twelve rows of shells ending with pink ri

Lot 9: Two pairs of Sioux dentalium shell ear pendants, first half 20th century, The first pair with twelve rows of shells ending with pink ri

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Description: Two pairs of Sioux dentalium shell ear pendants first half 20th century The first pair with twelve rows of shells ending with pink ribbon and cowrie shells; the second pair with twenty-four rows of shells. L: 32 in. (longest) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Accompanied by a handwritten note: "Bought from Mr. Lawrence Magpie Eagle on 4/13/50. Belonged to his wife Ellen (who made them), who died of a stroke at Fort Yates in Nov. 1949 at the age of 73 years."

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Sioux quilled breastplate and two pairs beaded and quill ceremonial moccasins, fort yates, north dakota, first half 20th century, The b

Lot 10: Sioux quilled breastplate and two pairs beaded and quill ceremonial moccasins, fort yates, north dakota, first half 20th century, The b

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Description: Sioux quilled breastplate and two pairs beaded and quill ceremonial moccasins fort yates, north dakota, first half 20th century The breast plate worked with red, green, purple and yellow in stepped geometric design with orange dyed feathers and beaded bell fringe ornamented with shells; the moccasins with beaded bands and split tongues, quill-worked uppers; together with two quilled and beaded hair ornaments, each of cylindrical form with quilled, tin cone and dyed horse hair danglers. L: 47 in. (breastplate) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Dr. Zehner's notes record that the women's quill breastplate was purchased from Mrs. Two Face. The hair ornaments accompanied with notes, "From Mrs. Lillian Black Tomahawk, 8/7/50."

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Two Plains dentalium shell women's capes, circa 1900, Each with shells arranged in concentric pattern ornamented with ribbons and smal

Lot 11: Two Plains dentalium shell women's capes, circa 1900, Each with shells arranged in concentric pattern ornamented with ribbons and smal

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Description: Two Plains dentalium shell women's capes circa 1900 Each with shells arranged in concentric pattern ornamented with ribbons and small mirrors, the edges hung with beads and cowrie shells, on a muslin ground. 17 in. x 30 1/2 in. (largest) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. According to his diary, Dr. Zehner purchased both capes on December 12, 1949. The cape with tag 33 came from Nellie Chasing Bear and cape with tag 34, from Rose Kills Spotted of Fort Yates, North Dakota.

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Sioux women's hair pipe bone ceremonial breastplate, first half 20th century, Colored beads above nine rows of hair pipe bone with hai

Lot 12: Sioux women's hair pipe bone ceremonial breastplate, first half 20th century, Colored beads above nine rows of hair pipe bone with hai

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Description: Sioux women's hair pipe bone ceremonial breastplate first half 20th century Colored beads above nine rows of hair pipe bone with hair pipe bone and bead danglers. L: 49 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. According to Dr. Zehner's diary of May 4, 1950, "Bought a small women's breastplate from Mrs. Dick White Eagle. It was given to her in 1949 by Mrs. James Elbow Woods in honor of Mrs. James Eagle's boy, Lester Crow Heart, who was killed in the war. The funeral was with full military honors but still Indian."

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Group of ten cherry pounders, the dakotas, late 19th and 20th century, Each with a stone attached to wooden handle by hide strapping or

Lot 13: Group of ten cherry pounders, the dakotas, late 19th and 20th century, Each with a stone attached to wooden handle by hide strapping or

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Description: Group of ten cherry pounders the dakotas, late 19th and 20th century Each with a stone attached to wooden handle by hide strapping or enclosed in hide. L: 12 in. (longest) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Dr. Zehner acquired these pounders at Fort Yates and Cannon Ball in 1950 from a number of people including: Margaret Hawk Bear, Lillian Fast Horse of Cannon Ball and Nellie Crow Necklace, Mary Iron Shield, Mr. Blair, Fanny Loans Arrow, Lawrence Magpie Eagle, John Bob Tiger, and Kathryn Left Hand of Fort Yates.

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Group of Sioux elk horn scrapers and utilitarian objects, first half 20th century, Including seven elk horn hide scrapers, four with st

Lot 14: Group of Sioux elk horn scrapers and utilitarian objects, first half 20th century, Including seven elk horn hide scrapers, four with st

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Description: Group of Sioux elk horn scrapers and utilitarian objects first half 20th century Including seven elk horn hide scrapers, four with steel heads, one incised with dot and line band, a moose antler tobacco cutting board, a horn cup, horn spoon and three buffalo horn spoons. L: 13 1/2 in. (cutting board) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Many items with accompanying handwritten notes on date of purchase and history of object. Scraper's previous owners include: Clara Buffalo Boy, Ella Magpie Eagle, and Mrs. Rebecca Tusk. The cutting board was acquired from Mrs. Mary Iron Shield, April 20, 1950; the cow horn spoon was made by Pale Fast Horse (d. 1936 Cannon Ball); one Buffalo horn from Alice Howard, the others from John Cadotte.

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Pair of Prairie women's hide beaded moccasins, first half 20th century, Calf height, beaded with flowers with white outline in red, or

Lot 15: Pair of Prairie women's hide beaded moccasins, first half 20th century, Calf height, beaded with flowers with white outline in red, or

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Description: Pair of Prairie women's hide beaded moccasins first half 20th century Calf height, beaded with flowers with white outline in red, orange, blue green and yellow, the tops and front flap with yellow and red beaded edge. H: 11 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Accompanied by a handwritten note: "I bought these for $6 from Mrs. Elizabeth Loon (Muzah sha'we or (Pad doy tsah)-patient at hospital). She bought them from Old Lady Pleets (Walter Pleets mother) but Mrs. Pleets didn't make them. 3/30/50."

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Three pairs of Crow beaded women's moccasins, first half 20th century, Each of high top form with multicolored floral embroidery, toe

Lot 16: Three pairs of Crow beaded women's moccasins, first half 20th century, Each of high top form with multicolored floral embroidery, toe

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Description: Three pairs of Crow beaded women's moccasins first half 20th century Each of high top form with multicolored floral embroidery, toe with beaded edges. H(s): 10 in. to 11 in. L(s): 9 1/2 in. and 10 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Each pair accompanied by a handwritten note; the first pair: "Bought moccasins from Marnie Melvin age 69-she bought them from a res woman Ella Hopkins about 69 who made them in Elbowoods, smoked with corn cobs, 6/8/50"; second pair: "Made by Mrs. Tom Mentz of Montana 3 or 4 yrs age. Bought from Mrs. Louise Dunn aged 68 yrs, May 22, 1950"; and the third: "Essie Brown, Bullhead 3/18/50."

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Child's Sioux beaded hide dress, leggings and concho belt, first third 20th century, The fringed yoke beaded in lane stitch with polyc

Lot 17: Child's Sioux beaded hide dress, leggings and concho belt, first third 20th century, The fringed yoke beaded in lane stitch with polyc

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Description: Child's Sioux beaded hide dress, leggings and concho belt first third 20th century The fringed yoke beaded in lane stitch with polychrome geometric devices on a blue ground, the skirt beaded with striped leaves and hide fringe; together with a pair of beaded child's leggings and a child's leather and German silver concho belt. L: 36 in. (armspan) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Dr. Zehner notes that the dress, leggings and concho belt were purchased from Nellie Crow Necklace, 5/9/1950.

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Group of ten beaded and painted hide Sioux dolls, various makers, cannon ball, north dakota, circa 1950, Including five pairs of male a

Lot 18: Group of ten beaded and painted hide Sioux dolls, various makers, cannon ball, north dakota, circa 1950, Including five pairs of male a

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Description: Group of ten beaded and painted hide Sioux dolls various makers, cannon ball, north dakota, circa 1950 Including five pairs of male and female dolls, dressed in traditional Sioux garments and ornaments. H(s): 5 1/4 in. to 12 in. (with headdress) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. The first two dolls accompanied by note: "Mrs. Margaret Russell age 59 (maiden name Margaret Elk), Cannon Ball, male doll made by her June 1950, got other doll on 7/6/50"; one of the smaller pair accompanied by note: "Given to us by Margaret Archambault, Bobby's mother. Made by Mrs. Ramsey in Cannon Ball, September 15, 1950"; the other large pair, "Made by Mrs. Wire Spirit were to be sent to Washington D.C."

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Five pairs of Sioux children's beaded moccasins, alice and matilda vaulters, 1950, Polychrome beading in geometric patterns, two pairs

Lot 19: Five pairs of Sioux children's beaded moccasins, alice and matilda vaulters, 1950, Polychrome beading in geometric patterns, two pairs

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Description: Five pairs of Sioux children's beaded moccasins alice and matilda vaulters, 1950 Polychrome beading in geometric patterns, two pairs lined with printed flour sack fabric. L(s): 5 1/2 in. to 7 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Each retains scrap of paper with maker's name and date of purchase.

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Cradle board and associated quill-worked hide hood, dakota springs, 1950, Of traditional form of unpainted wood with canvas straps, the

Lot 20: Cradle board and associated quill-worked hide hood, dakota springs, 1950, Of traditional form of unpainted wood with canvas straps, the

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Description: Cradle board and associated quill-worked hide hood dakota springs, 1950 Of traditional form of unpainted wood with canvas straps, the quill-worked hood in shades of pink, green, yellow, purple and white on hide, bells stitched to flap, lined with synthetic fabric. L: 31 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Accompanied by handwritten note: "Meta Sam Begay-Dak. Spring-about 23 miles from here."

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Group of Sioux Beaded hide items, fort yates, north dakota area, early 20th century, The first, a

Lot 21: Group of Sioux Beaded hide items, fort yates, north dakota area, early 20th century, The first, a "strike-a-light" worked in a geometri

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Description: Group of Sioux Beaded hide items fort yates, north dakota area, early 20th century The first, a "strike-a-light" worked in a geometric pattern in white, red, green, blue and yellow with beaded and tin cone danglers; an awl in a hide sheath and a rectangular buffalo hide bag with beaded ends and flap and tin cone and feather danglers; two pairs of men's mocassins worked in lane-stitch in multicolored geometric patterns; and a beaded belt worked in lane-stitch in multicolored geometric patterns with blue and coral bead and cowrie shell border, hide ties. 9 1/2 in. x 13 1/2 in. (largest bag) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. The small beaded bag and awl and sheath were acquired by Dr. Zehner on 5/9/50 from Mrs. Nellie Crow. Zehner's diary records, "a moccasin awl and case belonged to her maternal grandmother whose name was Blue Woman (We'ah Toche). The small storage bag was acquired from Alice Howard." Dr. Zehner's diary records on April 6, 1950, "Women's sewing bag made from buffalo hide. Was made by old lady Iron Necklace's mother who gave it to old lady Iron Necklace who gave it to Alice. Alice had it since 1910." The moccasins accompanied by notes: "Made by Josephine Wise Spirit," and "Lillian Black Tomahawk, 67 yrs 6 miles N. of F.Y. Made in April 1950."

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Items associated with John Spotted Bear, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, fort yates, north dakota, 1950s and before, Incl

Lot 22: Items associated with John Spotted Bear, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, fort yates, north dakota, 1950s and before, Incl

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Description: Items associated with John Spotted Bear, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn fort yates, north dakota, 1950s and before Including an unopened package addressed to John Zehner from John Spotted Bear, 1958, tied with parfleche cord, with black and white photographs of the package and a pair of Sioux beaded moccasins, an ax on a hide covered handle, another pair of moccasins with mailing label, a printed cloth bag with a pipe, a deerskin and beaded pipe bag and catlinite pipe and pipestem. L: 21 in. (deerskin bag) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Several items accompanied by handwritten notes, the one accompanying deerskin pipe bag: "Spotted Bear gave me this when we visited him, June 16, 1958."

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Sioux men's quill-worked hide shirt and quill-worked moccasins, hanna levens, fort yates area, 1942, Shirt with bands of yellow and pu

Lot 23: Sioux men's quill-worked hide shirt and quill-worked moccasins, hanna levens, fort yates area, 1942, Shirt with bands of yellow and pu

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Description: Sioux men's quill-worked hide shirt and quill-worked moccasins hanna levens, fort yates area, 1942 Shirt with bands of yellow and purple quill work, fringed sleeves, the moccasins worked with red quills. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Dr. Zehner's diary notes on September 12, 1950, "I saw Charlie Black Bear's wagon coming from the easy way out on the prairie. I took his picture then bought a quill war shirt and quill moccasins from him. The quill war shirt was made by Hanna Levens in 1942. Leather is brown-tanned by burning corn cobs. Quill moccasins made by Charlie's wife in 1942."

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Sioux quilled hide pocketbook and pair of quilled moccasins, first half 20th century, The pocketbook embroidered with flowers in pink,

Lot 24: Sioux quilled hide pocketbook and pair of quilled moccasins, first half 20th century, The pocketbook embroidered with flowers in pink,

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Description: Sioux quilled hide pocketbook and pair of quilled moccasins first half 20th century The pocketbook embroidered with flowers in pink, green, and orange quill, with bead-edged strap, hide fringed edges; the pair of flower and grape quill-worked moccasins in pink, red, green, yellow, purple, and orange with beaded edge. L: 10 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. The pocketbook accompanied by a note: "Present from John Spotted Bear," and the moccasins: "Mrs. Agnes Howard (same date as buckskin outfit)."

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Plateau beaded belt, pair of gauntlets, and a painted parfleche box, early 20th century, The belt beaded in a polychrome floral vine, p

Lot 25: Plateau beaded belt, pair of gauntlets, and a painted parfleche box, early 20th century, The belt beaded in a polychrome floral vine, p

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Description: Plateau beaded belt, pair of gauntlets, and a painted parfleche box early 20th century The belt beaded in a polychrome floral vine, printed cotton backing, hide ties; the gauntlets, beaded with polychrome flower, berries, leaf and star, snap closures, fringed; the cylindrical box with scalloped and pierced rim, painted with floral sprigs in polychrome. L: 29 1/2 in. (belt) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Accompanied by handwritten note: "Gift from Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hawk, Fort Yates. Mrs. Hawk is Chippewa Indian but this belt was made by a Sioux of Standing Rock." The gauntlets purchased May 28, 1950 from John Bob Tiger: "A fine pair of beaded gauntlets. These were a gift to John about 1944 from his cousin, Mrs. Nancy Lambert from the Rose Bud Reservation." The box was purchased from Reuben Takes The Gun. Dr. Zehner's diary records that the box was "obtained from the Oglala Sioux at Pine Ridge about 12 years ago when Reuben got them from his brother-on-law, Kills Small."

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Collection of Sioux articles associated with Reuben Takes the Gun, north and south dakota, first half 20th century, Including painted p

Lot 26: Collection of Sioux articles associated with Reuben Takes the Gun, north and south dakota, first half 20th century, Including painted p

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Description: Collection of Sioux articles associated with Reuben Takes the Gun north and south dakota, first half 20th century Including painted parfleche cylindrical storage box, a painted parfleche envelope, a lead and Catlinite-inlaid black stone pipe and wooden pipestem, a fringed hide pipe bag with Catlinite pipe and tamper, a powder horn, a quillwork rattle with tin cone and red feather danglers and hide fringe, a wool breach cloth with quilled panel together with matching panel and a single quill-worked knee ornament with tin cone and red feather danglers, a pair of beaded arm bands with quilled and tin cone and red feather danglers, a small quillwork breastplate with tin cone and feather danglers and a quillworked panel on cotton with tin cone and feather danglers and an elk horn scraper. L: 13 3/4 in. (parfleche) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. This collection was purchased from Reuben Takes the Gun on May 28, 1950. Please see photograph of Reuben holding many of the items in this lot. Dr. Zehner notes in his diary entry of that day that the rattle, "was made by his first wife who is now Mrs. Charlie Looking Back 15 years ago...A black Catlinite pipe with lead inlay...Reuben got from Greenwood S.D. about 13 years ago from his father's cousin, Two Hawk." The quill work and beaded arm bands "Made by his wife, Red Nest, 15 years ago." The powder horn originally belonged to Reuben Takes the Gun's maternal grandfather, Stabbed by An Assinboi.

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Beaded hide pipe bag and Catlinite pipe belonging to Chief Iron Hail, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, early 20th century,

Lot 27: Beaded hide pipe bag and Catlinite pipe belonging to Chief Iron Hail, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, early 20th century,

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Description: Beaded hide pipe bag and Catlinite pipe belonging to Chief Iron Hail, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn early 20th century The first, of doeskin decorated with multicolored beading with triangular fringed ends with a banded and incised pipe and flattened stem; together with a second, small fringed bag with multicolored beading in lane-stitch containing small women's pipe. L: 20 in. (largest, with fringe) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. The first bag is accompanied by note: "Dewey Beard." Dewey Beard, Chief Iron Hail, was a survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. The second bag accompanied by a note dated May 26, 1950: "Bought from Mrs. Jimmy Vaulters-It belonged to her mother, Nellie Wears Horn. Mrs. Vaulters made the bag."

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Sioux pipe and bag belonging to Amos Callous Leg, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, last quarter 19th century, An

Lot 28: Sioux pipe and bag belonging to Amos Callous Leg, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, last quarter 19th century, An "L" shape

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Description: Sioux pipe and bag belonging to Amos Callous Leg, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn last quarter 19th century An "L" shaped pipe head with painted and burned pipe stem. L: 17 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Recorded 6/1/50 in Dr. Zehner's diary, "Bought a pipe from Agnes Iron Eyes that belonged to Amos Callous Leg who died in Ft. Yates and was in the Custer Battle. His grandson, Francis Young Eagle, brought this pipe to Eddie Iron Eyes after Callous Leg died."

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Beaded and fringed hide pipe bag and pipe belonging to Blue Thunder, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, last half 19th centu

Lot 29: Beaded and fringed hide pipe bag and pipe belonging to Blue Thunder, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn, last half 19th centu

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Description: Beaded and fringed hide pipe bag and pipe belonging to Blue Thunder, survivor of The Battle of the Little Bighorn last half 19th century The bag comprised of three panels all beaded with mulitcolored flowers on stem, with beaded and hide fringe, the small Catlinite pipe with incised banding, turned pipestem. L: 13 1/4 in. (bag) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Accompanied by a handwritten note: "This was Blue Thunder's pipe-a Custer scout. He gave it to Johnson Crazy Bear-he died one year ago in Bull Head when he was sick he gave it to John Shave Bear last fall."

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Group of four carved and decorated Sioux Catlinite pipes, first half 20th century, The first, a small pipe carved in the shape of a wom

Lot 30: Group of four carved and decorated Sioux Catlinite pipes, first half 20th century, The first, a small pipe carved in the shape of a wom

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Description: Group of four carved and decorated Sioux Catlinite pipes first half 20th century The first, a small pipe carved in the shape of a woman's head with carved horse and buffalo on sides with carved pipestem; the second, a small lead inlaid pipe with shaped Catlinite stem; the third, a large pipe inlaid with lead banding and two part pipestem, each incised with four petal motif; and a straight pipe of squared and incised end and octagonal shaft and tamper. L: 18 in. (largest) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Most are accompanied by handwritten notes. The first, "Made by Louis Plante aged 43 about 3 years ago. Bought from Mrs. Josephine Wise Spirit aged 68 of Cannon Ball, 9/13/50"; the second, "James Bullhead F.Y. 8/15/50"; the third, from James Dog Eagle; and the fourth, from "Mrs. Jenny Vaulters 10/14/50, pipe and tamper belonged to her father Jack Wears Horn..."

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Four small beaded hide pipe bags with pipes, first half 20th century, The first, of fringed

Lot 31: Four small beaded hide pipe bags with pipes, first half 20th century, The first, of fringed "U" form embroidered with flowerhead and le

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Description: Four small beaded hide pipe bags with pipes first half 20th century The first, of fringed "U" form embroidered with flowerhead and leaves in blue, green and orange with Catlinite pipe and squared pipestem; the second, of rectangular form embroidered with black flowers, moons and beaded hide danglers with ribbed pipe and chamfered stem with tamper carved with horsehead; the third, with oval form fringed pouch embroidered with crossed pipes and arch devices with pipe with carved Catlinite pipestem; the fourth, comprised of four panels with fringed edges embroidered in blue and white, the pipe with lead overlay and incised " V" and X." L: 18 in. (largest, with fringe) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Three with accompanying notes. The first belonged to Mrs. Frank Loans Arrow, and the third to Lucy Dog Eagle from Little Eagle, "brought up from Cheyenne Agency in S.D.," and the fourth, from Mrs. Rose Kills Spotted, "she made pouch herself -the pipe is from Popular Montana. It belonged to an old lady Clara Fast-Benedict Hills Spotted's grandmother."

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Beaded and quilled Sioux pipe bag with Catlinite pipe, early 20th century, The pipe bag edge, side and lower band in blue, red, white a

Lot 32: Beaded and quilled Sioux pipe bag with Catlinite pipe, early 20th century, The pipe bag edge, side and lower band in blue, red, white a

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Description: Beaded and quilled Sioux pipe bag with Catlinite pipe early 20th century The pipe bag edge, side and lower band in blue, red, white and metallic beads with quilled strapwork and hide fringe, tin cone and dyed feather danglers, the pipe with incised decoration, turned pipestem. L: 33 in. (including fringe) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Accompanied by a handwritten note dated 3/11/50: "Bought from Store Man in Bull Head, Mr. Fisher. He got it when it was given by Mrs. Harry Chin when one of her sons who was killed in W.W.II was buried. It was Harry Chin's brother who died."

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Sioux beaded and quilled pipebag, quilled pipe and beaded moccasins, pine ridge, south dakota, 1890, Beaded in lane-stitch with geometr

Lot 33: Sioux beaded and quilled pipebag, quilled pipe and beaded moccasins, pine ridge, south dakota, 1890, Beaded in lane-stitch with geometr

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Description: Sioux beaded and quilled pipebag, quilled pipe and beaded moccasins pine ridge, south dakota, 1890 Beaded in lane-stitch with geometric devices on one side and the other with two horses, quill-work slats in red, yellow, orange and purple and fringed; together with a pair of moccasins, beaded in a stylized floral pattern. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. According to Dr. Zehner's diary, the bag was purchased March 12, 1950 from Charlie Looking Back: "A beautiful beaded buckskin pipe bag and quill worked stemmed pipe with a long stem. The bag was made in Pine Ridge SD and he had it since 1890. The pipe is from Siston SD and he had it since 1920" and "a pair of smoked tanned moccasins made by his wife. They are partly beaded and well made." A handwritten note on piece of paper, inscribed, "From Lucy Looking Back, Little Eagle. SD."

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Charlie Looking Back's bow and arrows, north dakota area, circa 1918, The wooden bow with sinew string and eight sinew-wrapped arrows

Lot 34: Charlie Looking Back's bow and arrows, north dakota area, circa 1918, The wooden bow with sinew string and eight sinew-wrapped arrows

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Description: Charlie Looking Back's bow and arrows north dakota area, circa 1918 The wooden bow with sinew string and eight sinew-wrapped arrows with metal tips. L: 50 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Dr. Zehner's diary excerpt from April 12, 1950: "Then we drove to Charlie Looking Back's cabin. He is 78 years old. He is a real gentlemanly fellow who can understand but can't speak English. From him I bought the following: A neat bow with sinew string that really works yet and eight sinew-wrapped metal tipped arrows. He made them in 1918. He used them to hunt and in 1918 used it to kill a buffalo. The bow has a curve in each limb, is flat and is about 4ft., 2 in. long. The arrows are about 25 inches long."

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Inlaid Sioux black Catlinite pipe and carved wooden flute, early 20th century, The pipe of tapering form inlaid with rectangles on red

Lot 35: Inlaid Sioux black Catlinite pipe and carved wooden flute, early 20th century, The pipe of tapering form inlaid with rectangles on red

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Description: Inlaid Sioux black Catlinite pipe and carved wooden flute early 20th century The pipe of tapering form inlaid with rectangles on red Catlinite and lead on a flattened and studded pipe stem. L: 27 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Dr. Zehner's diary of May 1950, records that "I got the following articles from Charlie Looking Back-a very fine black Catlinite pipe with lead inlay. He got it from an old man from Siston, SD by the name of Bear. He had it now for about 40 years. An old Sioux flute. Charlie got this flute from his uncle Jim Little Eagle, who had lived in Little Eagle and who died about 51 years ago. He died one year (after) he gave it to Charlie, so Charlie has it about 52 years."

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Pipe tomahawk belonging to High Bird, member of Sitting Bull's band, late 19th century, The shaped steel head pierced with hearts, flo

Lot 36: Pipe tomahawk belonging to High Bird, member of Sitting Bull's band, late 19th century, The shaped steel head pierced with hearts, flo

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Description: Pipe tomahawk belonging to High Bird, member of Sitting Bull's band late 19th century The shaped steel head pierced with hearts, flowerhead and moon devices on brass studded shaft. L: 20 1/4 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Among the items purchased from Charlie Looking Back's cabin, April 12, 1950: "a pipe hatchet (Iroquois). He had it since 1881. His great grandfather High Bird had it when he was with Sitting Bull's band at the time the band fled to Canada."

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Plains ceremonial tomahawk pipe, late 19th century, Shaped steel head on a brass tack studded-shaft.

Lot 37: Plains ceremonial tomahawk pipe, late 19th century, Shaped steel head on a brass tack studded-shaft.

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Description: Plains ceremonial tomahawk pipe late 19th century Shaped steel head on a brass tack studded-shaft. L: 20 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection.

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Group of twelve small clay and Catlinite pipes, fort thompson, fort yates, first half 20th century, Some with incised or banded bowls,

Lot 38: Group of twelve small clay and Catlinite pipes, fort thompson, fort yates, first half 20th century, Some with incised or banded bowls,

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Description: Group of twelve small clay and Catlinite pipes fort thompson, fort yates, first half 20th century Some with incised or banded bowls, most plain, eleven with pipestems. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Most accompanied by Dr. Zehner's handwritten notes, detailing date and provenance of pipe. Previous owners include: Mrs. Annie Redbeans, John Brings Them, Ella Magpie Eagle, Striped Cloud (1892-1950), Scarlet Woman (d. 1948 at the age of 104), Mrs. Lillian Black Tomahawk, and Frances Many Horses.

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Group of five Lakota, Blackfoot and Pawnee pipes, first half 20th century, The first pipe with carved pipestem decorated with eagle, tu

Lot 39: Group of five Lakota, Blackfoot and Pawnee pipes, first half 20th century, The first pipe with carved pipestem decorated with eagle, tu

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Description: Group of five Lakota, Blackfoot and Pawnee pipes first half 20th century The first pipe with carved pipestem decorated with eagle, turtle, moon and lizard; the second, with a banded pipe with carved and flattened pipestem; the third, with incised pipe and flattened, pierced and painted pipestem; the fourth, with large Catlinite pipe and quilled flattened pipestem; and the fifth, with a pipe incised with flowers and leaves on beaded pipestem. L: 27 3/4 in. (longest) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. The first pipe acquired 6/21/50 with the history, "John got it from End of the Cloud. Blackfoot Sioux-John carved the stem"; the second, from Jim All Yellow; the third acquired from Frances Many Horse, South Dakota, 3/19/50; and the Pawnee pipe purchased at the Gallup Ceremonies.

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Nine Sioux clay and Catlinite pipes, first half 20th century, Some with incised or banded pipes, all with simple pipestems, some with t

Lot 40: Nine Sioux clay and Catlinite pipes, first half 20th century, Some with incised or banded pipes, all with simple pipestems, some with t

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Description: Nine Sioux clay and Catlinite pipes first half 20th century Some with incised or banded pipes, all with simple pipestems, some with tampers. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. The pipes were purchased in 1950 in Fort Yates from John Bob Tiger, Charlie Crow Necklace, Bob Wears Horn, One Bull, White Bull and others.

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Pair of large Sioux painted parfleche envelopes, early 20th century, Each of rectangular folded form decorated with blue, yellow, red a

Lot 41: Pair of large Sioux painted parfleche envelopes, early 20th century, Each of rectangular folded form decorated with blue, yellow, red a

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Description: Pair of large Sioux painted parfleche envelopes early 20th century Each of rectangular folded form decorated with blue, yellow, red and green pigment, hide ties. 24 in. x 12 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Recorded in Dr. Zehner's diary, April 6, 1950: "Parfleche bags. Two fine large bags with beautiful painted designs on them. Are used to contain dried meat, etc. Alice (Howard) had them since 1910."

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Pair of Plains beaded and quill-worked hide possible bags, early 20th century, Flaps and sides decorated with geometric lane-stitched b

Lot 42: Pair of Plains beaded and quill-worked hide possible bags, early 20th century, Flaps and sides decorated with geometric lane-stitched b

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Description: Pair of Plains beaded and quill-worked hide possible bags early 20th century Flaps and sides decorated with geometric lane-stitched beaded banding in blues, red, white and yellow and tin cones with dyed red horsehair fringe, the front decorated with horizontal red quillwork and red feathers. 13 1/2 in. x 24 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. According to Dr. Zehner's diary, the bags were purchased along with other items on April 6, 1950 from Mrs. Alice Howard: "Two large, quill and feather decorated bags which are the counterpart of the white man's suitcase. They are well made and in fine condition. They were made by old lady Short Bull (Chief Short Bull's wife) who lived in the Black Hills. They were given to Alice by her aunt Mrs. Lizzie Long Bull (wife of Charlie Long Bull) who died in Bull Head about two years ago. Alice has them four or five years."

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Beaded buffalo hide shirt and beaded leggings belonging to Brave Heart, member of Sitting Bull's band, late 19th and early 20th centur

Lot 43: Beaded buffalo hide shirt and beaded leggings belonging to Brave Heart, member of Sitting Bull's band, late 19th and early 20th centur

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Description: Beaded buffalo hide shirt and beaded leggings belonging to Brave Heart, member of Sitting Bull's band late 19th and early 20th century Shirt with beaded bands over shoulders and down arms, lane-stitched in white, red, blue, and orange in geometric design, fringed at back and arms; the leggings with lane-stitched bands in white, green, blue and red. L: 28 in. W: 67 in. (armspan) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Recorded in Dr. Zehner's diary April 6, 1950: "Alice Howard came up just after supper and said she was looking for me. She said she has some things she wants me to see and that she got out that buckskin costume like she said she would the other day. So we all jumped into the car and went down to her place. Frances missed choir practice. Alice showed us lots of the Indian things she has. Then we agreed on a price for the man's costume." A later note: "This costume belonged to Chief Brave Heart (Chaw-day' oh he' dee gah), a Sioux who lived in Saskatchewan, Canada. He died about the time of the first World War. Was a member of Sitting Bull's band. He gave the costume to Alice a short time before he died. It was remodeled by Brave Heart's paternal aunt before he died at a very advanced age. The people called him "Sie" (pronounced "sigh"). Alice said he was so old that he could just sit in a wicker chair all day long and that if I wanted more information about him I could ask Reverend Buffalo at Cheyenne Agency about him."

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Articles belonging to John Sitting Bull, Survivor of the The Battle of the Little Bighorn, first half 19th century, Including a horn cl

Lot 44: Articles belonging to John Sitting Bull, Survivor of the The Battle of the Little Bighorn, first half 19th century, Including a horn cl

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Description: Articles belonging to John Sitting Bull, Survivor of the The Battle of the Little Bighorn first half 19th century Including a horn club with red-dyed hide covered handle, a stone tomahawk with red-dyed hide covered handle, a black stone pipe and tamper, and bow with arrows. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Each item accompanied with handwritten note identifying items.

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Pair of dance leg bells and two pairs of Sioux beaded and quilled arm bands, , The dance bells with leather strap and silvered bells wi

Lot 45: Pair of dance leg bells and two pairs of Sioux beaded and quilled arm bands, , The dance bells with leather strap and silvered bells wi

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Description: Pair of dance leg bells and two pairs of Sioux beaded and quilled arm bands The dance bells with leather strap and silvered bells with hide ties, the arm bands beaded in lane-stitch to hide, each with quilled streamers and tin cone and feather danglers; together with a pair of deer hide arm bands. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Purchased from Patrick Rattling Hail, April 11, 1950, and April 28, 1950.

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1853 silver Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, obverse: salathiel ellis (1803-1879) reverse: john willson, The obverse with bust of Fr

Lot 46: 1853 silver Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal, obverse: salathiel ellis (1803-1879) reverse: john willson, The obverse with bust of Fr

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Description: 1853 silver Franklin Pierce Indian Peace Medal obverse: salathiel ellis (1803-1879) reverse: john willson The obverse with bust of Franklin Pierce, the reverse with settler and Indian in front of American flag and under banner, "Labor Virtue Honor," holed at top and threaded with hide. Diam: 63 1/2 mm. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. According to Dr. Zehner's diary entry from 5/10/50, he "bought an old medal from Leo Cadotte...It was given to Barefoot Boy of the Blackfoot Sioux at the Fort Laramie Treaty in Wyoming in September 1851" and thence descended in the family.

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Pair of quill-worked anklets, early to mid 20th century, The pair of quilled anklets worked in red, white and purple with velvet bands

Lot 47: Pair of quill-worked anklets, early to mid 20th century, The pair of quilled anklets worked in red, white and purple with velvet bands

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Description: Pair of quill-worked anklets early to mid 20th century The pair of quilled anklets worked in red, white and purple with velvet bands and tin cone and feather danglers, hide straps. L: 6 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. From Alice Howard, Fort Yates.

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Two pairs of Sioux quillwork arm bands and a shellwork neckpiece, late 19th century to mid 20th century, The first, with hide backed ba

Lot 48: Two pairs of Sioux quillwork arm bands and a shellwork neckpiece, late 19th century to mid 20th century, The first, with hide backed ba

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Description: Two pairs of Sioux quillwork arm bands and a shellwork neckpiece late 19th century to mid 20th century The first, with hide backed bands decorated with stepped pattern in red, yellow and purple quill, blue beaded edge and quill wrapped slats with tin cone and feathers; the second, of red, green and yellow quill-wrapped slats with tin cone and feather ornaments. L(s): 25 in. (longest arm band) and 18 1/2 in. (neckpiece) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Dr. Zehner records that on April 26, 1950, "Patrick (Rattling Hail) called and I bought the following articles from him: Arm bands-Judge Zahn got these upon the death of Bear Comes Out in 1934. Zahn then sold them to George Rattling Hail (Patrick's brother). George gave them to Patrick. The cuff part is made of old style quill work and the streamers are of quill work made by Patrick 3 years ago. Judge says they are about 75 years old." The neckpiece was purchased from Patrick Rattling Hail, April 21, 1950.

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Five pairs of Sioux brass or copper bracelets, late 19th/20th century, Each hand-wrought with horizontal ribbing, one pair with hatched

Lot 49: Five pairs of Sioux brass or copper bracelets, late 19th/20th century, Each hand-wrought with horizontal ribbing, one pair with hatched

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Description: Five pairs of Sioux brass or copper bracelets late 19th/20th century Each hand-wrought with horizontal ribbing, one pair with hatched border. W(s): 2 1/2 in. to 2 5/8 in. PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection. Accompanied by handwritten notes: "From Mrs. Jimmy Vaulters 10/14/50"; "Henry Spotted Elk,"; "Charlie Crow Necklace, 9/11/50"; and from Dr. Zehner's diary, "Brass Wristlets from Joe Cadotte 5/28/50."

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Plains beaded and fringed hide bowcase and quiver with bow and arrows, early to mid 20th century, The tubular tapering case and quiver

Lot 50: Plains beaded and fringed hide bowcase and quiver with bow and arrows, early to mid 20th century, The tubular tapering case and quiver

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Description: Plains beaded and fringed hide bowcase and quiver with bow and arrows early to mid 20th century The tubular tapering case and quiver with multicolored beaded banding with geometric motifs in lane-stitch, with fringed ends, the strap decorated with lane-stitched bands with tin cone and horse hair danglers, enclosing a shaped bow strung with sinew; together with nine arrows. L: 35 in. (without fringe) PROVENANCE: The Luther R. and Frances T. Zehner Collection.

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