composed of a folded, recycled rawhide body; interior with blue paint; sheath embellished with a beaded upper panel; bead colors consist of red white-heart, pea green, white, Charlotte cut amber and cobalt, length 9.25 in. late 19th century
Included is a note: Sioux Knife Sheath of Buffalo, Beads, Cones. From collection of Walter Cooper(1843-1924). He collected the piece around 1876. We purchased the piece from his granddaughter in mid July '83. Walter Cooper had a trading Post in the Bozeman (Galatin) Valley and was well acquainted with several of the northern tribes. Mentioned in book "The Tough Trip through Paradise".
Provenance: From the Collection of John O. Behnken, (1950-2015) Georgia; Exhibited at the Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia