Awl Case

Ka'igwu (Kiowa)
Southern Plains


about 1870s

Leather, silver metal, glass beads, and sinew

Overall: 5 1/2 × 1 3/8 × 13/16 in. (14 × 3.5 × 2 cm)

Length: 16 1/8 in. (41 cm)

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



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Case

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Plains

Not on view


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.

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