April 10, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Nez Perce Wood Bow, Deaccessioned from the Museum of the Fur Trade, Chadron, Nebraska

tapered bow with slight curve at nocks; inked at grip From: Ralph Williams/ Gifford, ID/ Nez Perce, length 46 in.
fourth quarter 19th century

Williams is mentioned in the 1964 bill To Authorize the Secretary of the Interior to Designate the Nez Perce National Historical Park: 

Mr. Ralph Williams of Gifford, Idaho... should have his name in the record as he has the largest, and most historic collection of Indian artifacts in the whole Nez Perce country, including the Indians.  Mr. Williams farms in the Gifford, Idaho area and has made a life's study of the Nez Perce people, and he talked of making available to the possible museums at Spalding some of these rare and beautiful parcels of Indian history. (Nez Perce National Park, Idaho: Hearings, Eighty-eighth Congress: 1964:93)

https://books.google.com/books?id=h4uE5zhNLO0C&lpg=PA96&ots=9UaXClU8Am&dq=gifford%20idaho%20ralph%20williams&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=gifford%20idaho%20ralph%20williams&f=false

Provenance:Collected by Ralph Williams, Idaho; Deaccessioned from the Museum of the Fur Trade, Chadron, Nebraska

Condition:

Replaced string.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,750
04/10/2020

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