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    Splendid Arikara Knife and Sheath. The butcher knife has a 6½" rusted blade and 5¼" sinew-stitched rawhide-wrapped handle. The rawhide is water stained. The sheath is 10¾" long with two rows of brass beads. The beadwork top is 3¾" by 7" with pink, green, blue, yellow, and white seed beads in a geometric pattern.

    Photographs of Custer with Bloody Knife and other Arikara scouts show them with the same style sheaths, including similar beadwork patterns. This piece may very well have been carried by one of the scouts and might possibly one day be identified by photograph.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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