• Ceremonial war club

    Ceremonial war club made by member(s) of Potawatomi tribe, made of hickory wood with ball attached to one end. Other end in shape of spear head. Studded with nail heads.

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  • Native American silver brooch

    Cruickshank, Robert (creator)

    Silver disk that is open in the center and has a little hole on the top, possibly for a chain. There is a repetitive design in four places scratched onto the disk of three decorative lines with a doub…

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  • Portrait of Black Hawk

    Henderson, Homer (artist), King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862 (artist)

    Half-length turned slightly right; wearing buckskin shirt with fringed collar; red blanket draped over left shoulder and arm; beads and a miniature portrait on a black ribbin around neck; wide walnut…

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  • Sword belonging to Captain Nathan Heald

    Steel sword with curved single-edge blade. Brass hilt. Rain guard on the hilt has small engraved decorations of eagle, flowers and cannons. Pommel on the hilt is a detailed bald eagle head. Grip is bl…

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  • Tomahawk head

    Tomahawk head made from one piece of strap iron with decorative cross on each side.

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  • Silver trade cross

    Kinzie, John, 1763-1828 (creator)

    Silver Latin cross, engraved with cross-hatch lines running throughout the cross with rounded bulbous tips. Cross also has a circular hole on the top for wearing and its surface is not smooth, it is p…

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  • Portrait of Ne-Sa-Au-Quot, or the Bear in the Fork of the Tree

    King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862 (artist)

    Oil on wood. Full color oil painting on wood is of a Native American man with a blue and black hazy background.

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  • Portrait of William Wells

    Full color watercolor on paper of a white man in a military uniform consisting of a black jacket with white buttons and high red collar with white piping, in addition to a white epaullete on the left…

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  • Pre-contact hoe

    Unknown (creator)

    North American Indian hoe of cream color flint with chipped out notches for handle.

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  • Engraved armlet

    C. F. (creator)

    Armlet, with engraved royal British Coat of Arms as it was during the reign of King George III. Silver color. Grooved border at top and bottom. Four holes (two on each side) pierced at the back for se…

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  • Native American silver earrings

    Earrings. Thin silver ring to which is attached a small silver ball, to which is attached a cone shaped piece of silver about 3/4' long.; Set of four silver colored earrings; wire hoops with ball at t…

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  • Painting of Indian Treaty of Greenville, 1795

    Oil on canvas depiction of the Treaty of Greenville. The principal figures believed to be represented therein are General Anthony Wayne, the officer, front view, with epaulets on shoulders, standing n…

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  • Adz

    Native American adz of black soapstone, round and tapering out at bottom.

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  • Archaic Period axe

    Native American axe head of polished black soapstone with grooving for wooden handle attachment.

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  • Medal owned by Chief Blackbird

    Silver medal. Obverse: profile bust portrait of George III in armor and "Georguis III Del Gratia". reverse: British coat of arms (lion, unicorn, shield and crown). "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" and "Die…

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  • Fort Dearborn Massacre Monument at Calumet Street and 18th Avenue

    Barnes-Crosby Company (photographer)

    View of Fort Dearborn Massacre Monument at Calumet Street and 18th Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1900. The sculpture was created by Carl Rohl-Smith.

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  • Knife from Archaic period

    Cream colored knife of flint used as a tool. Surface of spear is grooved and rough.

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  • Medicine show on Maxwell Street

    Newberry, James, 1937- (photographer)

    Medicine Show on Maxwell Street between Newberry and Halsted Streets, Chicago, Illinois, 1963.

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  • Tortoise Shell Comb

    Tortoise shell with shaped back and eleven teeth (six missing). Set with diamond, eight rivets in gold and three other designs.

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  • Holy water font

    Brass font for holy water having an urn shape receptacle with hinged cover surmounted by a crucifix. The front of the urn is decorated with a diamond pattern with a single circle punch in the center o…

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