thread-sewn, with florally beaded straps and an offset bouquet on front panel; backed with black velveteen, length 34 in. x width 10.5 in.
fourth quarter 19th century
Lawrie Tatum (New Jersey, 1822-1900), born of a Quaker family, found his career as an Indian Agent at Fort Still, IT from 1869-1873. As an appointee of President Grant’s “Peace Policy”, a policy created for Quakers to be placed as Indian Agents to help “civilize” and Christianize, Tatum contributed at the onset to help develop this program. He was known to his charges as “Bald Head Agent”. (Oklahoma Historical Society: http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=TA013. accessed March 1, 2017)
Provenance: Collected by Indian Agent Lawrie Tatum (1822-1900), Fort Sill, Indian Territory; Ex Bessie Tatum Heald, Texas; Ex Don A Healt, Texas; Tom Hampton, Ohio; Current Owner