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Catalog Number 08347
Object Name Bag
Collection Joseph O. & Millar W. Hickox
Date c. 1870
Tribe Cheyenne
Description Leather, silk, beads, cotton thread; long soft tan leather bag; U-shaped with flap on front and back; edges trimmed with red silk; white beads on edges; flaps beaded with one row pink, 1 row cobalt; 4 petal flower on front (blue & white); black zig zag border on front, thread belt through for hanging
Dimensions W-3.346 L-4.016 inches
Material leather, beads, silk, cotton
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 government 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 bag
coin purse
bead
leather
Native American
Category Native American Bags