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    (Sitting Bull): Spoon found at Sitting Bull's Camp. Found at the site of Sitting Bull's camp in the Hunkpapa Village. The spoon bears a "signature," a name glyph inscribed in the back of the handle in the shape of a Thunderbird. The tip of the handle has been punched to allow it to be strung as a necklace or other adornment. There are three warrior artists who used the Thunderbird as a name glyph known to have been with Sitting Bull at Little Bighorn: No Two Horns, Swift Dog, and Red Horse. Further research in Lakota art may one day yield certain identification. In any case, this is one of the most significant Sioux artifacts associated with the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

    Provenance: From the Glenwood Swanson Collection. The Michael Ward Collection of Western Americana


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    19th Saturday
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