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Catalog Number 07939
Object Name Case, Awl
Collection Joseph O. & Millar W. Hickox
Year Range from 1887.0
Year Range to 1901.0
Tribe Cheyenne-Arapho
Description Leather, buckskin, beads, sinew, made from commercial leather, folded over and sewn with sinew; beaded solid, front and back, including lid; colors: clear, dark blue and light blue, in horizontal bands; yellow beads on edges; buckskin loop handle, painted yellow, that allows lid to slide up and down; originally had fringe on lid and tip
Dimensions W-3.4 L-15.8 cm
Material hide, beads
Provenance Donors grandfather was E.T. Settle, and father J.O. Hickox; operated one of the 2 traders stores in Darlington Agency from 1887-1901. After their death their home was in El Reno until 1910 when the family moved to California. From the early Darlington days, he and his brother have Cheyenne-Arapaho items which, were brought by the Indians to Darlington from the northern homes of these tribes. His grandfather moved to Darlington from St. Louis in 1887; at the time his brother-in-law, Major Albert Woodson, was the commandant at Ft. Reno. Through that connection, his grandfather obtained a licensed tradership at Darlington Agency, and soon joined in the enterprise with his father, J.O. Hickox, who had been in the Agency for some time as a govt. clerk. During the interval between 1887-1901, both died, and the material was collected from their estates. Donor's mother said the walls of one room were decorated with numerous specimens of Indian crafts.
People Hickox, Joseph O.
Hickox, Millar W.
Search Terms sewing
Native American
Category Native American Bags