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Bear claw necklace with James Buchanan peace medal (dated 1857)  (Adornment/Jewelry)  "1857-1880"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1857-1880

Materials:

Silver medal, bear claw/claws (grizzly bear), hide, brass beads

Techniques:

Cast, strung

Dimensions:

36 x 25.5 x 3 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Central Plains, Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux), Native Americans, North America, Plains, Sicangu Lakota (Brule Sioux)

State:

North Dakota, South Dakota

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Richard Joste and said to have been collected in the 1870s or 1880s; acquired by MAI in 1928.

Source ID:

NMAI_174251

Catalog Number:

16/2528

Album Name:

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