bowl carved having a locomotive form with a tapered anterior projection and scalloped crest; cylindrical stem is studded with bands of brass tacks, length of bowl 8.75 in.; overall length 26.5 in. late 19th century
High Bald Eagle (Brule Sioux, b. 1856) was survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn and noted as a signer of an 1890 land treaty which divided "a portion of the reservation of the Sioux Nation of Indians in Dakota into separate reservations and to secure the relinquishment of the Indian title to the remainder, and for other purposes(Congressional Serial Set 1890: 234, 247).
Provenance: Purchased from Gardner Family; Ex John Painter Collection, Ohio