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These two buttons were recovered from the Village on the Pawnee Fork (also called Hancock's Village) in Ness County during excavations in 1977. It was there, in 1867, that a village of several hundred Southern Cheyenne and Southern Teton Oglala was destroyed by order of Major General Winifred S. Hancock. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "Bullet" buttons, such as these, are generally considered for military use. They predate the 1867 destruction of the village and may have, by that time, been used by civilians. They all have a steel wire shank for attachment.

Date: 1867

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Buttons from the Village on Pawnee Fork, 14NS403 - 1

Item Number: 313961
Call Number: 14NS403-300; -301; -302; -303; -304; -305
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313961

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