c. last quarter 19th C.
A very fine Sioux Rifle Case in excellent condition. Seed beaded panels with a white background and triangular design elements done with greasy yellow, green, pale blue and red beads, sinew sewn. Made for a Winchester 76 or 73 rifle. Sinew sewn.
43” long, not including fringe.
8 ¾” wide at the throat
c. 19th Century
Classic Crow beaded design on buffalo hide. Bag itself lined on inside with old muslin. Hawk bells and eight tin cone drops.
26" long including fringe, 6" wide
Blackfeet pouch, blue beads with morning star on center of flap. Flap trimmed with brass beads on each side.
6 ¾" x 6 ¼"
A beautiful hide case with typical Cheyenne multicolored beading on a white background. Top flap with one large central cross and four smaller crosses. The bag panel is beaded with a central diamond design flanked with smaller devices. On commercial leather, sewn sewn.
length: 24", 7 3/4" wide
An exceptional Mescalero Apache Beaded Bag on native brain tanned deerskin and using ten seed bead colors in a striking geometric design. With 57 tin cones and four beaded drops. Excellent condition.
10" long without drops, 5-1/8" wide
A Possible or Tipi Bag likely from the Dakota Sioux People. Made of Buffalo hide with 10 rows of wrapped quill work along the front of the bag. The two sides are beaded with blue, green, red white and pink seed beads and sinew sewn. Tin cones with horse hair and feathers decorate the bag.
height: 11", width: 19"
An exceptional buffalo hide rifle case and strap. Beaded on both sides with seed beads and very small cut seed beads in floral patterns. Sinew sewn.
39" long x 12" (including fringe)
A fine miniature tobacco bag with morning star bead design and typical bead work on verso. Quilled drop and fringe.
12" long including fringe, 2 3/4 " wide
A beautiful Crow pouch with classic Crow floral bead work.
9 1/2" long (pouch with fringe), 5" wide.
A rare matched pair of Cheyenne tipi bags in extraordinary condition. Beaded on front and back. All sinew sewn on buffalo calf hide.
14" long, 21" wide
A Sioux saddle blanket on canvas backing with Morning Star designs.. Sinew beaded in red white hearts, blue, green, white and steel cut seed beads. Excellent condition.
size: 28" w, 75" length.
Beautiful example of a Cheyenne Mirror Bag, beaded on front and back. Mounted on buffalo hide. Very small bead work.
17" long, 3 1/2" wide including fringe
White beaded background with green, navy and red seed beads. Large red and green trade beads on fringe. Design repeated on verso.
39" long, 6" wide
c. 19th Century
The best Ute Beaded Tail Bag we have had in many years. Classic Ute beadwork in very pleasing colors. Collected in 1894 at Lame Deer, Montana by Frederick Rueping, owner of the Rueping Leather Co., who traveled the Dakotas and Montana as a hide buyer during the last quarter of the 19th century. Old museum No. on flap. Excellent collection history.
20" long with fringe, 5" wide
A beautiful blanket strip featuring red, green, blue and white beadwork and cut red beads. All sinew sewn on buffalo hide.
59" long, 4" wide
Very fine Strike a Lite pouch. Beaded on both sides. One side w/ human form. Strike a Lite includes 4 drops.
6 1/4 "long , 3 3/4 in. wide
Yellow ochre dyed body, typical Cheyenne geometric design on face and verso. Two drops, beaded on edges, fringed on top.
24" long, 5" wide
c. 19th Century
Ute paint pouch, fully beaded on each side with brass trade bead belt keeper.
11" overall length, 1 3/4"
A Shoshone woman's belt on hide in excellent condition. Beaded with red white hearts, greasy yellow, blue, dark blue, and dark green seed beads. The back of the panel is lined with cotton ticking.
38" in length, 3" in width
Late 19th Century
Cheyenne/Arapaho tobacco bag Late 19th Century. Tobacco bag on buffalo hide. Geometric bead design and long twisted fringe. 33 by 6 1/2 including fringe. Old collection tag.
overall length: 34"
A Great Lakes (Ojibwa, Winnebago?) carrying bag in very fine condition. Made of smoked moose hide and beaded with opaque and transparent seed beads as well as facet cut steel beads. the inside of the flap is lined with cotton calico fabric.
11" wide, 10" tall (not incl. fringe)