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quiver and bow sleeve
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • quiver and bow sleeve, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • buckskin, beads, wool, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 126 x 22 cm length includes fringe
    Object Length/Width: 49 5/8 x 8 5/8 in length includes fringe
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1189.01

The white buckskin has bands of beading on both ends of the quiver and bow sleeve. The beading is a yellow field, with four rectangles, with a yellow field in the center, and concentric bands of light blue and black. It has long white fringe on the bottom of all four fields of beading. Red wool edges the flap over the quiver.