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Bead. Material: shell. Size: 3/4" diameter. Description: white CaCo3 shell fragment; broken across bored hole.


Quartz Crystal. Material: stone. Size: 1 1/8" L. Description: clear silica quartz crystal.

Hook, Fragment

Brass Fragment. Material: metal. Size: 1 1/8" L. Description: brass; hook fragment; tapers to hook end. Possibly from a British firearm. Circa 1790-1810.

Clasp, Fragment

Brass Fragment. Material: metal. Size: 1 3/4" L. Description: brass; decorative fragment; oblong; two punched holes. Possibly the base of trigger guard of British firearm. Reworked into the beginnings of a pendant. Circa 1790-1810.


Tinkler. (a-c) Material: metal. Size: 1/2" diameter. Description: brown colored brass; flattened sphere; metal loop for attaching to clothing. Native American brass tinklers, bells used for trade items. Ho Chunk or Winnebago.

Shard, Pottery

Pottery Shard. Material: pottery. Size: 1 3/4" W. x 1" L. Description: brown/black fragment; one side blackened with heat. Was attached to a collection card: "Museum of Waseca Chapter No. 565, A.A., Property of J.F. Murphy." Catalog description card (in script) reads: "Fragment of pottery found on North Shore of Clear Lake Waseca Co., Minn. Oct. 18th, 1885."

Frame, Picture

Gray Paper Frame. Material: textile, paper. Size: 7" W. x 8" L. Description: gray paper frame with picture cut-outs punched in paper; white yarn cross stitch embroidery in the paper perforations around the edge and around the picture cut-out edge; gray stitching holds sections together; blue ribbon loop hanger on back.

Lace Fragment

Material: textile. Size: 1 3/4" W. x 15 1/2" L. Description: white cotton lace - insert with medallion pendant design.


Material: textile. (a) Remnant. Size: 8 1/4" W. x 71 1/2" L. Description: white handspun linen - selvage on one side and raw edge on other side - hemmed on ends - pink cross-stitched monogram on one end: "B.L.B." (b) Remnant. Size: 9 3/4" W. x 34" L. Description: white handspun linen - 2" W. x 9 3/4" L. cut out - hemmed on one end only.

Iron, Tire

Tire Iron. Material: metal. Size: 1 1/4" W. x 16" L. Description: metal tire changing tool.

Axe, Broad

PLACEHOLDER Broad Axe. Size: 6" W. x 20" L.

Tri Square

Tri Square . Material: metal, wood. Size: 5" W. x 7 1/2" L. Description: L shaped tool; horizontal wooden handle and vertical metal piece.


Pipestone Charm. Material: stone. Size: 1 1/4" x 1 1/8" x 3/8". Description: pipestone; design carved to resemble book; engraved on front and back: "1904 Miss White."

Skull, Bison

Bison Skull. Material: bone. Size: 5 1/2" x 13" x 30". Description: large aged and petrified bone skull identified as bison or buffalo; presents as the top half of skull; extends to the area of the eye sockets; includes both horns; red stain on forehead.


Bead. Material: glass. Size: 7/8" diameter x 1 1/8" L. Description: red, white and blue glass; half of a large broken bead with center bore.


Pipestone Charm. Material: stone. Size: 1 3/8" x 1 1/8" x 1/4". Description: pipestone; hatchet shaped; engraved "1904" on front.


Pipestone Charm. Material: stone. Size: 1/2" x 5/8" x 1/2". Description: carved to resemble book.


Pipestone Charm. Material: stone. Size: 5/8" x 3/4" x 3/8". Description: carved to resemble book.


Pipestone Pendant. Material: stone. Size: 7/16" square x 7/8" thick. Description: pipestone; carved to resemble a lantern; loop at top for hanging; etched on all four sides

Tool, combination

PLACEHOLDER Material: wood, metal Size: 1 1/4" W. x 36 1/2" L. x 3" D. Description: metal rod - brown painted wooden hooked handle on one end - metal cuff holds two soldered metal tubes to the handle, one shorter rod curving away away from the other that held a wick - second straight rod threaded at end.


Material: metal. Size: 1/4" W. x 1 1/4" L. x 1/16" D. Description: curved metal end - small hook and flap on other end for closure.


Material: metal, wood. Size: 3 1/4" W. x 11 1/4" L. Description: iron hammer head - long wooden shaft handle attached to head.

Claw, Bear

Worked Bear Claws. Material: claw. Size: a. 1/2" x 2". b. 1/2" x 1 1/2". c. 1/2" x 3/4". Description: worked bear claws; used for decoration for costumes.


Pipestone Mallet. Material: stone. Size: 4 1/2" W. x 17" L. Description: pipestone; ellipsoidal head attached to a long slender shaft. Shaft no longer attached to mallet head.

Digger, Post-hole

Material: wood and metal. Size: 6" W. x 58" L. Description: natural colored oak handles attached to corroded red metal plates - long vertical handles are bolted to metal plates and curved metal digging plates - handles open and close "scissor" fashion to operate the digging tools stamped on handle: "M & ST L RR"