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Bishop Whipple Collection - Knife sheath, Mid- to late 1800s

Selected American Indian Objects from the
Bishop Whipple Collection

Knife sheath, Mid- to late 1800s

Knife sheath, Mid- to late 1800s
Possibly Ojibwe
Deerskin, glass seed and bugle beads, rawhide, yarn, cotton thread, and twill tape
SMM A79:4:48

Henry Whipple was a passionate, sincere Christian who sought to practice the principles of fairness and brotherly love that he preached. Many pieces illustrate Whipple's respect for Indian worldviews, through his acceptance of Indian made objects blending with traditional Episcopalian accoutrements.

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