A Collection of Three Native American Artefacts collected in Wisconsin in the 1870's
A Collection of Three Native American Artefacts collected in Wisconsin in the 1870's
A Collection of Three Native American Artefacts collected in Wisconsin in the 1870's

A Collection of Three Native American Artefacts collected in Wisconsin in the 1870's

1800 to 1900 North American

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A Collection of Three Native American Artefacts collected in Wisconsin in the 1870’s :

A Native American, Wisconsin chert arrow head inscribed to the reverse of an old Chicago St P,M & O Railway luggage label ‘Arrow head used by Wisconsin Indians’.

A plaited buckskin quirt or pony whip inscribed to the reverse of the visiting card of G B Robinson, Sheriff, Monro Co. Wis. ‘An Indian pony whip lash – Indian name ‘char-chit-a-rah’. Whip handle consists of a small straight stick about 18 inches long’. George B Robinson was Sheriff of Monroe County from 1873-1875.

A Native American shaman’s shell gorget, an old label inscribed ‘wah-kis-a-rah or skull moon’ and to the reverse ‘A Shute’.

Circa 1850-60

Size : 7.5 cm long – 3 ins long (arrow head)
30.5 cm long – 12 ins long (pony whip)
6 cm dia. – 2¼ ins dia. (shell gorget)
Provenance : Frank Shute was the eldest son of a large family from Nuneaton, Warwickshire and travelled to America in the early 1870's. He took up residence in Monroe county, Wisconsin and collected Native American artefacts which he sent back to his father A. Shute in England. The collection was inherited by Frank Shute's youngest brother Frederick Thomas Shute (1875-1962) and thence by descent.

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