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Object Name PURSE
Catalog Number 0985.07.00153f
Description A purse, and possibly another object (such as a baldric). Purse is black wool with brown lining and multicolored beadword. The other object (or part of the purse) is a red wool with considerable decorative beading.
Owned Jefferson Davis; unidentified Native American chief
Event Battle of Honey Springs / Elk Creek
Provenance Purse (and other object?) that were possibly part of trappings of an Indian Chief sent to Jefferson Davis when he was President of the Confederacy. "This chief took part in the only Indian fight in the Confederacy" -- believed the Battle of Honey Springs / Elk Creek.

This item was not tagged as being part of "Indian trappings", but as Mrs. Davis did not specify the number or type of items she sent, these may have been part of that donation.

"Trappings of an Indian Chief, who fought with the Federal Army. Killed in battle."

"The trappings of an Indian Chief who with his band took part with Federals in the war between the States. The chief showed great gallantry in action and was killed in battle. His trappings were sent to Mr. Davis when he was President of the Confederacy. This was the only Indian fight in the Confederacy."
People Davis, Jefferson
unidentified Native American chief [unidentified Indian chief]
Search Terms Battle of Honey Springs / Elk Creek
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
Indians of North America
Indigenous peoples
Native Americans
Native peoples
soldiers
War casualties