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Molly Davis Sequoyah (Cherokee, 1882-1978) Berry Basket
Lot # 282 - Molly Davis Sequoyah (Cherokee, 1882-1978) Berry Basket
unassuming basket with a plaited weaving and bentwood handle; old typed identification tag with basket notes Cherokee Berry Basket/ white oak splints bound in hickory/ Made by Molly Sequoia (Running Wolf)/ Cherokee N.C. reservation/ Obtained 1930, height 11 in. x length 12.75 in.
first quarter 20th century

Below is a link to a photograph taken of Molly Sequoyah.  She is weaving a basket at the Oconaluftee Indian Village.  Oconaluftee Indian Village: demonstrators
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Forged European Flanged Iron Mace
Lot # 210 - Forged European Flanged Iron Mace
Approximately 24” long, copper soldered, in the style of 15th to 16th century, age unknown.
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Edward Curtis (American, 1868-1952) Photogravures
Lot # 225 - Edward Curtis (American, 1868-1952) Photogravures
lot of 4, all from The North American Indian:

White Calf - Piegan, vol. 6, plate 189
on Van Gelder
(image) 15.5 x 11.5 in.; (overall) 22 x 17.75 in.
1900

Morning Eagle - Piegan, vol. 6, plate 185
on Van Gelder
(image) 15.5 x 11.5 in.; (overall) 22 x 17.75 in.
1910

Cheyenne Costume, vol. 19, plate 666
on japon vellum
(image) 15.5 x 11.5 in.; (overall) 22 x 17.75 in.
1927

Old Eagle - Oto, vol. 19, plate 679
on japon vellum
(image) 15.5 x 11.5 in.; (overall) 22 x 17.75 in.
1927
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Dreyse M-57 Franco-Prussian Neddle Fire Carbine Unit Marked To The 1st Dragoon Regiment
Lot # 589 - Dreyse M-57 Franco-Prussian Neddle Fire Carbine Unit Marked To The 1st Dragoon Regiment
13mm needle fire action, 15" barrel, S/N 3995. Walnut stock, chamber dated 1870.The Dreyse needle-gun (German Zündnadelgewehr, which translates roughly as "needle ignition rifle") was a military breechloading rifle, famous as the main infantry weapon of the Prussians, who adopted it for service in 1841 as the Dreyse Zündnadelgewehr, or Prussian Model 1841. Its name comes from its 0.5-inch (13 mm) needle-like firing pin, which passed through the paper cartridge case to impact a percussion cap at the bullet base. The Dreyse rifle was also the first breech-loading rifle to use the bolt action to open and close the chamber, executed by turning and pulling a bolt handle. It has a rate of fire of about 10-12 rounds per minute. Buttplate marked on the top 1 D, 124.  The Model 57 is the carbine version of the 1841 model.
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Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver
Lot # 111 - Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver
.31 caliber, 4" barrel, S/N 60925. Matching serial numbers. Top flat of barrel with Address Saml Colt New York City in brackets. Five-shot cylinder with stagecoach scene.  Blue barrel, casehardened frame. Varnished walnut grips.
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Apache Polychrome Hide Quiver From the US Children's Museum on the 19th Century
Lot # 101 - Apache Polychrome Hide Quiver From the US Children's Museum on the 19th Century
thread and sinew-sewn; embellished with red and blue triangular and circular designs along upper seam; opening of quiver has diamond-shaped cutouts which is backed with red wool; wide fringe with blue pigment hangs from seam, length 32.25 in.
late 19th century
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Navajo and Zuni Silver and Turquoise Cuff Links from Asa Glascock Trading Post, Gallup, New Mexico
Lot # 163 - Navajo and Zuni Silver and Turquoise Cuff Links from Asa Glascock Trading Post, Gallup, New Mexico
lot of 9, four sets of links plus one.  Includes one pair of inlaid sun faces with headdress, height .8 in.; PLUS a pair of Zuni inlaid Rainbow Dancers, height 1 in.; PLUS a pair with rectangular turquoise stones, length 1 in.; PLUS a pair with pear shaped turquoise stones, length .6 in.; AND the last a single set of turquoise inlaid in a hexagon pattern, diameter .6 in.
third quarter 20th century

Asa Glascock Trading Post

Asa Glascock (1898-1965), a native of Ralls County, Missouri, owned and operated a successful trading post located on North Third Street in Gallup, New Mexico from 1922 to 1957.  He and his wife also managed a post in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for several years during the mid-1950s. 

Prior to becoming a trader, Glascock volunteered for the sheriff, serving as a member of the Gallup town posse when necessary and worked for the trans-continental railway.  During his time with the rail, which ran through the middle of town, Glascock severely injured his right hand.  This prompted his career change and became a trader who spoke fluent Navajo.

Asa’s wife, Margaret Smith Glascock (1924-2002), assisted him with the day-to-day activities typical of any thriving store—ordering supplies, showing merchandise, taking jewelry for pawn, operating the cash register, and keeping financial records.   The post sold Navajo blankets, Pendleton blankets, pawn jewelry, glass beads, groceries, and household goods similar to those found in today’s small hardware stores.  One original item however, surpassed all others: the beaded leather belts.  The Glascocks sold the profitable belts to the National Park Service, as well as to dealers across the country.  

The post had a long counter off to the side, where Czechoslovakian glass beads were sold.  The Zuni purchased the colorful beads by the “whiskey shot glass” and hurried home to loom-bead vibrant strips in the requisite length.  When finished, the beaders returned the strips to the post where Margaret, using her Singer, stitched the strips to commercially made leather belts.  Her sons often helped her with the final phase of lacing white plastic around the edges.  The belt orders dwindled when the Japanese began imitating the belts. 

Glascock sold his post in 1957 and the family returned to a farm in Missouri where they, like the Navajo, kept a herd of sheep.  (David Williamson to Meyn, February 16, 2015, and Mary Tate Engels, ed.,Tales from Wide Ruins, 1996: 192.)


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Whitney-Remington Style II Rolling Block Deluxe Sporting Rifle
Lot # 365 - Whitney-Remington Style II Rolling Block Deluxe Sporting Rifle
.40-60 caliber, 28" octagonal barrel, S/N 80732. Blue finished barrel with case hardened frame. Upper tang reads Whitney Arms Co New Haven CT U.S.A. Checkered deluxe grain walnut pistol grip buttstock and forearm with horn fore end tip. Dovetail rear sight, raised blade front sight.
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Comanche Beaded Hide Hightop Moccasins From the US Children's Museum on the 19th Century
Lot # 156 - Comanche Beaded Hide Hightop Moccasins From the US Children's Museum on the 19th Century
thread-sewn, with gourd-stitched beadwork in colors of rose, pink, pony trader blue, greasy yellow, and white; edged with brass beads; two rows of domed buttons detail front, height 15.5 in.
late 19th century
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Colt Lightning Revolver
Lot # 498 - Colt Lightning Revolver
.38 caliber, 4.5" round barrel length with ejector, S/N 92513, matching. Double-line barrel address; left side of barrel is marked "Colt D.A. 38." Patent dates are marked on left side of frame. Rampant Colt logo marked on left side of frame above the trigger. Six-shot fluted cylinder.  Nickel-plated with hard black checkered rubber grips with Rampant Colt Logo on each side. Hammer, trigger and screw heads are blued.
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