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Sharps .45 caliber rifle

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

1 item
  • Format/Object name:

    Henry Model 1860 .44 caliber rifle

  • Date created:


  • Artists/Makers:

    New Haven Arms Company, New Haven, Connecticut, 1857-1866

  • Place:

    North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Metal, wood

  • Techniques:

    Commercially produced/manufactured

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Presented to Sitting Bull the Minor (Sitting Bull the Good, Oglala Lakota, 1841-1876) on June 6, 1875 by President Ulysses S. Grant; collected by General Nelson A. Miles (1839-1925, U.S. Army, then a colonel) following Sitting Bull's death at the hands of the Crows on December 16, 1876 on the Tongue River in Montana; inherited by General Miles' children, Cecelia Miles Reber (Mrs. Samuel K. Reber, 1869-1952) and Major Sherman Miles (1882-1966); donated to MAI in 1925.

  • Dimensions:

    110 x 11 cm

  • Catalog number:



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