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This German silver pendant, donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2006, once belong to the Chief Bacon Rind of the Osage. Chief Bacon Rind, also named Wah-she-hah (Star-That-Travels) lived from 1860 to 1932. The German silver used in making this pendant was actually a copper alloy with nickel and was highly prized in trade items. The front shows a six pointed star under a crescent with three smaller crescent suspended from three points. The larger crescent is decorated with a series of scallops and a shield. The star is decorated with series' of lines and triangles. The reverse of the pendant has a bar for threading through a scarf, though a loop on the top of the piece would have enabled it to be hung as a necklace.

Date: 1870-1890

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Item Number: 442373
Call Number: 2006.F.7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442373

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