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Apache Shield
National Museum of Natural History

Apache Shield

Catalog #: 11319    
Credit: National Museum of Natural History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 25" H x 17" W

Physical Description

Rawhide, convex in form, with totemic device in blue and black paint. Around the margin is a border of red flannel with sewed eagle feathers

Specific History

This shield was collected by William Frederick Milton Arny in 1872. From 18611875 Arny served as Indian agent for the Apache, Ute and Navajo and special agent for the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico. He presented the shield to the National Museum on 12 June 1872.


Country: United States
State: New Mexico
War: Indian Resistance
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