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Accession Number 979 - 1171
Catalog Number 01143
Object Name Bullet
Description Three (3) shell cases of 45-70/55 government issue. All 3 cases have a case cannelure. All 3 cases are dented, tarnished, and bent to some degree. . All 3 cases have a case cannelure. 1873 design: straight rimmed case slightly inclined toward front, .458 inch diameter at neck, .608 inch diameter of rim, 2.105 inch long, 2.55 inch with bullet, used the Benet inside primer. Casings are partially crushed and show various amounts of patina and soil coverage. Silicone glue remains attached from previous exhibit use in the 1970's. Original Label stated: Government shells, (3) and Indian Arrowhead (not found-01/15/2009) found on the Slim Buttes Battlefield, June 20, 1926. This battle was fought September 9, 1876 and the Battlefield was only discovered in 1916. Shells and Arrowhead were found 75 yards north and east of the present monument and exactly opposite the gully in which the famous Indian Chief American Horse was killed.
Source Dr. Raymond A. Burnside
Collection Native American