Teton Lakota Charm Fetish beadwork, charms, fetishes, lakota, sam's pick, turtles, umbilical fetishes
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Teton lakota charm fetish

Item Number: N118


About 1900-05 a train carrying Indians was wrecked outside a little town near Chicago called Maywood. The doctor in charge, Mrs. Clark's father, took two of the Indian's children into his home. This charm belonged to one of them - a little boy named Tommie - Comes - Laughs. His mother gave it to the doctor. The charm passed to the daughter Mrs. Chas. M. Clark - Indian Hill. Was given as a gift in 1955 to Fraser. This one contains the child's umbilical cord used throughout life as a fetish or charm for protection. Form of turtle, symbol of long life. Letter comes with.

PERIOD: Circa 1870s

ORIGIN: Lakota

SIZE: 5 1/2" x 2 1/2"


PRICE $ 5,500

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