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A Sioux Quilled Hide Hair Ornament

A Sioux Quilled Hide Hair Ornament


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1372007

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Hide, natural and dyed porcupine quills, glass seed beads, silk, dyed bone hair pipe beads, brass beads, mirror, c.1890, 32 1/2" overall length, Provenance: collected by Major Charles Beverly Ewing, a medical doctor in the U.S Army, 7th Cavalry who was also known as The Fighting Doctor Accounts Voices of Wounded Knew by Williams S. E. Coleman. Through the family be descent. Capt. Ewing tended the wounded on the day of the Battle of Wounded Knee Creek, dodging bullets in a light wagon when the fighting began. The team of horses ran away down to Louise Mosseau's store. He sprang into action under withering fire.