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    • Sheath

    • Sheath

    • A moosehide sheath with strap of dentalia shells and beads. Sheath (length 30 cm.) made of moosehide. Tip of sheath replaced with new piece of moosehide. Moosehide fringe around sheath tip. Sheath decorated with dentalia shells, and beads (dark...

    • UAMN179
    • Sheath

    • Sheath

    • Moosehide sheath with strap of dentalia shells and beads. Sheath (length 30 cm.) made of moosehide. Tip of sheath replaced with new piece of moosehide. Moosehide fringe around sheath tip. Sheath decorated with dentalia shells, and beads (dark blue,...

    • UA97-004-0003(2)
    • Knife and Sheath

    • Knife and Sheath

    • This steel knife was ground down from filing. The split and coiled handle is wrapped in cloth and sinew (9.75 in. long). The sheath is of moosehide, beaver fur, dentalia shells, and blue, yellow and red trade beads. The shoulder strap is dentalia,...

    • UAMN87
    • Necklace, Dentalia

    • Necklace, Dentalia

    • Dentalia and green, red, and blue trade beads; dividers and fastener of moosehide; fastens with white button. 58 x 3 cm (laid flat).

      Necklace belonged to Olin, who was a medicine man who died in 1958; he was from Cutoff (now abandoned) up...

    • UA67-097-0008
    • Mooseheart Bag

    • Mooseheart Bag

    • Alexander, Selina (maker). Mooseheart bag made from mooseheart pericardium. Top of bag is caribou skin with beadwork design along bag opening and near fringe of light blue, dark blue, and dark red beads. Caribou skin fringes are decorated with...

    • UAMN178

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