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Henry Model 1860 .44 caliber rifle

Non-Indian; collected from the Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)
USA; North Dakota or South Dakota

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  • Format/Object name:

    Sharps .45 caliber rifle

  • Date created:


  • Artists/Makers:

    Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1851-1881

  • Place:

    North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, metal, hide

  • Techniques:

    Commercially produced/manufactured

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly owned by Hunkpapa Lakota leader Rain in the Face (Iromagaja, ca. 1835-1905); surrendered to General Nelson A. Miles (1839-1925, U.S. Army) at Fort Keough in 1880 or 1881; inherited by his children, Cecelia Miles Reber (Mrs. Samuel K. Reber, 1869-1952) and Major Sherman Miles (1882-1966); donated to MAI in 1925.

  • Dimensions:

    99.4 x 6.8 x 10.7 cm

  • Catalog number:



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