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  • Object: Thatching needle

    Oct 03, 2018

    2016.4.21 Thatching Needle Kickapoo United States 1800-1967 Materials: Metal Needles like this one are  used by women of the Kickapoo tribe to make woven mats using cattails and other plants. These mats are used to make Kickapoo wickiups, the traditional [...]

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  • Object: Canteen

    Oct 03, 2018

    EX2010.6.13 Canteen American Reproduction Based off of an 1860s Model Materials: Metal, Leather, Cloth This canteen is a reproduction of the canteens that would have been issued to the Buffalo Soldiers during the Indian Wars era. Buffalo Soldier is a [...]

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  • Object: Wagon

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0120a Conestoga Wagon American San Antonio, TX 1976 Materials: Wood, Canvas, Leather, Paint Bicentennial Logo Commissioned by the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, via Wikimedia Commons This object is a reproduction of a 19th Century covered wagon.  It was gifted to [...]

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  • Object: Pen

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-022a 1-16 Pens American Washington, DC 20th Century Materials: Plastic, Metal, Ink, Wood This object is a set of fifteen pens with Lyndon Baines Johnson’s name on each one. The pens are individually boxed in gold foil boxes with white lids [...]

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  • Object: Oil Sales Kit

    Oct 02, 2018

    2014.2.1 Oil Sales Kit Yuba Oil and Refining Company American Nacogdoches, Texas ca.1922 Materials: Glass, Cloth This object is an oil sales kit from Yuba Oil and Refining Company based in Nacogdoches, Texas. The kit is made up of several [...]

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  • Object: Drawing

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0206c3 Drawing “Mary Crownover Rabb Churning” Michael Waters American 20th century Materials: Paper and ink This object is a pen and ink drawing titled “Mary Crownover Rabb Churning” by Michael Waters. Mary Crownover Rabb wrote one of the first accounts [...]

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