Plains Dew Claw Rattle with Quilled and Pony Bead Buffalo Hide Drop, From the James B. Scoville Collection

sinew-sewn; rattle with wood handle wrapped in hide and approximately 36 dew claws attached; drop is edged with blue pony beads, one side with red and white quilled bands, opposite has three blue and white beaded crosses; hide coated in red pigment, overall length 27 in.
mid-19th century


Charles F. Gunther Collection, Illinois
Chicago Historical Society, Illinois
Hillary Kay Chernoff, Illinois
James Scoville, Illinois

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
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