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This General Service button was 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. The button, manufactured by the Scoville Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut, measures to 3/4" or 30ligne, which is the size for a military coat. It is decorated with an eagle and shield design with a branch in one eagle claw and arrows in the other. It has a loop shank attachment on the back.

Date: 1867

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Item Number: 313964
Call Number: 14NS403
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 313964

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