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Object Name Bag, Pipe
Other Name Tobacco Pouch
Object Number 1914.341.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description pouch with long neck; opening on top; two strips of beading along edge of opening and 1 1/4" wide bands along opposite sides of neck; bottom of pouch has a 5 3/4" x 6" fully beaded panel with two decorations extending into neck on both faces; beading is green with light blue, dark blue, red, and yellow geometric designs; below beaded panel is fringe connected with two horizontal rows of light blue beading extending 1 3/4" down the fringe; small pieces of rope and animal hide ties (braided) with four metal (tin) conical pieces (decorations) attached near opening.
Year Range to 1899
Year Range from 1870
Dimensions W-5.984 L-29.528 inches
Dimension Details measurements include fringe
beaded panel measures 14.7 cm x 15.2 cm
Material animal hide; beads; metal
Made American Indian (Plains)
Provenance Presented to Brigadier General Eliakim B. Scammon, formerly a Colonel in the 23rd O.V.I., while serving on the plains soon after his graduation from West Point Military Academy in 1837. Brian Jensen, a private collector and who called West Point and verified the graduation date, feels this pipe bag was made between 1870's and 1890's. If so, then General Scammon probably received this bag later in his service.
This bag is unique because a green beaded background was unusual.
People Scammon
Search Terms American Indian
Plains Indians
Brigadier General Scammon