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Identifier: 
T0391
Description: 
Knife sheaths were one of the most important items of a man’s gear and a prominent symbol of hunting prowess. Mandan and Hidatsa women were exceptional quill workers and their affinity for dying quills red and yellow is seen here. Dyed horsehair tassels also decorate the top and the bottom of the sheath. It retains the strap which suspended it around the hunter’s neck.
Physical dimensions: 
depth .25 in
length 12.25 in
width 3
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