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Member Since: 7/21/19
First Name: Tony
Last Name: Drovdal
State: South Dakota
Country: United States
Phone: (605) 212-9632
Active Listings: 0
Total Listings: 4
Seller Type:Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Methods: Credit Cards, PayPal
Authentic Relic from the Wounded Knee Massacre
This piece is incredible. The history is documented and utterly amazing.
The knife was originally owned by Chief Lone Horn of the Miniconjou Lakota Tribe. He lived from 1790 until he was killed by a buffalo bull at the age of 84 in October of 1875.
He had many children, including Touch the Clouds, Hook Nose, Frog, and Spotted Elk. This knife was gifted to Spotted Elk (aka Big Foot) and he carried it until he died at the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. (photo of Spotted Elk's death photo attached.) It was thought lost until I purchased it from a private collection and had the Togia symbols translated by the national expert.
This has been authenticated by Wendell Grangaard, author of the book "Documenting the Weapons Used at the Little Big Horn." Wendell has been researching Plains Indians relics for over 60 years, and owns a museum called The Guns of History in Mitchell, SD. He owns and curates an amazing collection, including guns once owned by Custer, Sitting Bull, and most recently, Wild Bill Hickok.
This one of a kind knife has an incredibly rich history, which we have documented and authenticated. The knife shows brass tack work consistent with Lone Horn's tribe (Lakota) and band (Minneconjou.) On the other side of the handle there are prominently carved Togia symbols showing the chain of ownership and the gift of the knife to Spotted Elk. The last four photos are: 12) Wendell Grangaard book cover 13) Lone Horn 14) Spotted Elk (aka Bigfoot) in head dress 15) Spotted Elk in death at Wounded Knee
All of my pieces are verified and will come with full documentation of provenance including the Togia symbols, tack patterns, and their related meanings. In addition, I offer a no questions asked guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.
I will ship the item to you at my expense, fully insured. Feel free to call or email if you'd like additional information. I am willing to entertain reasonable offers and will consider quality items in trade. Thanks for looking!