Very rare and original, ca1900 Native American Apache Indian Bead Decorated Hide Possible Bag. This outstanding turn of the 20th century Apache Beaded Bag measures approx.
12" long (including beaded fringe) and 5" wide. This wonderful ApacheIndian Beaded Bag is made of a soft hide and is thread and sinew sewn by hand with spot stitched beadwork decoration featuring red, white, light blue, dark blue, and pea green beads in a sun burst pattern. The Bag retains its original hide, thong drawstring and features a wonderful, beaded fringe in red, white, blue and pea green colors. This wonderful Apache Possible Bag came to us from Southwestern collection without provenance but the Bag does have an old, attached paper tag with text that reads "6 / Blossom Haozous / Geronimo / Apache". This Bag is believed to have been made by Blossom Haozous - the Chiricahua Apache wife of Sam Haozous who was part of the small band of Warm Springs Chiricahuas who were with Geronimo when he surrendered to the U.Army in 1886 in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Blossom's husband Sam Haozous, and Geronimo were first cousins. Their fathers, Goohah-hleenah and Taklishim, were both sons of the Bedonkohe Apache chief Mahko by his first wife. In retribution for the Warm Springs Bands' refusal to leave their lands in New Mexico and relocate to a reservation in Arizona, 1200 Chiricahuas were sent by cattle-car train to prisons in Florida. Sam was among the women and children jailed at the Castillo de San Marcos in St.
Augustine, Florida, and Blossom was born in the prison camp at the Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama where surviving members of the tribe were sent in 1887. As a final solution, the last of the Chiricahuas (including Sam and Blossom Haozous) were sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where they remained captives for 23 years. Sam and Blossom Haozous were the parents of the highly acclaimed 20th century Apache sculptor Allan C. Haozous who was to become known as Allan Houser. Unfortunately, other than the attached tag and its inscription, we have no other provenance connecting this Beaded Bag to Blossom Haozous.
The Possible Bag offered here is unconditionally guaranteed original and of the period. It is NOT a reproduction or modern recreation but an original Apache Bead Decorated Hide Bag crafted around the turn of the 20th century. The Bag comes with our no questions asked return privilege and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity. It is guaranteed to be deemed authentic, original and as described by any qualified third party authentication service. This very rare and original, ca1900 Apache Indian Bead Decorated Possible Bag is in excellent condition.
All of the hide elements are well preserved - sound and supple with minimal wear or soiling. The beadwork is stunningly beautiful and also well preserved with no loss or damage. All elements of the Bag are original and there has been no repairs or restorations - this wonderful Apache Possible Bag is 100% original and 100% beautiful. A very rare and original, ca1900 Native American Apache Indian Bead Decorated Possible Bag with possible connections to Blossom Haozous and a fantastic addition to any collection!! The item "Ca1900 NATIVE AMERICAN APACHE INDIAN BEAD DECORATED HIDE POSSIBLE BAG" is in sale since Friday, July 15, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Beads & Beadwork". The seller is "walnutts" and is located in Brewster, Massachusetts.
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