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: Late 19th CenturyORIGIN: Great Plains - Sioux, Native American
SIZE: 5 1/2" x 2 1/2"