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Knife Sheath, ca. 1890

  • Sioux, Native American

Rawhide and beads

  • Overall: 1 3/8 × 11 × 3 1/4 inches (3.5 × 27.9 × 8.3 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Roy E. Leatherman


possibly between 1902-1912, acquired by Roy E. Leatherman, U.S. Marshal in the Indian Territory (later Oklahoma, USA) and the Territory of New Mexico (later New Mexico, USA)

Mrs. Roy. E. Leatherman (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1962-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Sioux, Native American, Knife Sheath, ca. 1890, rawhide and beads. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Roy E. Leatherman, 62.243.