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Northern Plains Beaded Awl Case, Collected U.S. Special Agent Johnson N. High (1842-1909)

sinew-sewn and beaded using colors of back, amber, greasy blue, light blue, white, and pink; circular drops; brass bell
overall length 9 in.
third quarter 19th century

Johnson N. High (1842-1909) was born in Richland, Ohio and died in Partridge, Kansas. After serving in the Civil War, he was appointed as a US Special Agent for the Bannock and Shoshone Indians on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho Territory in 1870. Around the same time, he adopted a Paiute child named Lena Rivers High. Lena died of pneumonia at Blackfoot, Idaho in 1885. Eventually High retired from service and moved back east

Provenance:Collected U.S. Special Agent Johnson N. High (1842-1909) and descended through the family

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,063
04/16/2021

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