Apsaalooke [Crow] Beaded Hide Rifle Scabbard, From the James B. Scoville Collection

thread and sinew-sewn; glass bead colors of light and dark blue, red white-heart, greasy yellow, pea green, and white; red and navy wool augment designs; long fringe hangs from lower seam of case, overall length 54.5 in., length of fringe 44 in.  An attached, handwritten tag reads: Chicago Historical Society/ Museum # XA838/ Accessioned 1920 from C.F. Gunther Collection/ Deaccessioned 1974 to Arnold Marcus Chernoff/ Original Accession Card Read: Belonged to Crow Dog an Indian who was present at the Custer Battle
fourth quarter 19th century

Included is a file containing letters and copies of Historical Society records regarding the provenance of the scabbard.


C.F. Gunther, IL
Chicago Historical Society (1920-1974)
Arnold Chernoff, IL (1974-1981)
Howard Lindquist, IL (1981-1982)
James Scoville, IL (1982- )

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
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