Whetstone Case

Ka‘igwu (Kiowa), Southern Plains, Plains


about 1870

Leather, steel, glass beads, bucksin, and sinew

Overall: 16 5/16 in. (41.5 cm)

Overall: 5 1/2 × 1 7/8 × 1 in. (14 × 4.7 × 2.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. William M. Leeds



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Bag


Native American

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Exhibition History

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.


Probably acquired by William M. Leeds (1829-1886) during his time working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, about 1876-1879; to his wife, Catharine G. Lockwood Leeds (1825-1913), New York; given to present collection, about 1879-1888; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Red No. 13.202

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