The artifacts shown in this collection belonged to Tall Chief (Louis Angel) and Mary Maude “Grandma” Supernaw.

 

Click to enlarge: Quapaw Snake Clan Bracelet- Circa:

Around 100 years old and belonged to "Grandma" Supernaw. Courtesy of Risė Supernaw Proctor  

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Click to enlarge: Quapaw Pipe- Circa:

Courtesy of Charles Supernaw  

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Courtesy of Son Supernaw  

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Courtesy of Son Supernaw  

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Courtesy of Son Supernaw  

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The Bow belonged to Tall Chief.                                  Courtesy of Son Supernaw

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Courtesy of Risė Supernaw  

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Courtesy of Son Supernaw  

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These beaded garters with wool fringes belonged to Tall Chief. They were worn just below the knee with the fringes running down the outside of the leg.                           Courtesy of Lawrence Supernaw Collection  

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Duck Call                                                     Courtesy of Lawrence Supernaw Collection  

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Ribbon Work: This ribbon was worn on broadcloth skirt in early 1900 by Supernaw family.                                                           Courtesy of Lawrence Supernaw Collection  

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Lame Chief daguerreotype photo 1873              Courtesy of Risė Supernaw Proctor  

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Martha Myrtle (Angel) Mc Coy-Full Blood Quapaw. Tall Chief's niece. Daguerreotype photo 1875. Notice the Quapaw Dress-top is plain and ruffles at the bottom of apron and skirt. This is how Grandma Supernaw said the Quapaw women's dresses were made.                                           Courtesy of Risė Supernaw Proctor

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Click to enlarge picture.INDIAN PEACE MEDALS: Tall Chief had in his possession when he died in 1918 four peace medals. Three of these medals (Spanish Medal and two Thomas Jefferson medals) had been given to his ancestors that were hereditary chiefs (Full Blood Quapaw father to Full Blood Quapaw son). Tall Chief was given the George Washington medal around 1902 being recognized as the last hereditary chief of the Quapaw tribe. The Washington peace medal was struck in the twentieth century, more than a decade after the medals ceased to be designed specifically for the Indians, so as to complete the series of round medals that began with the Thomas Jefferson medal in 1801.

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See also:  Mary Maude “Grandma” Supernaw.

(Read more: Indian Peace Medals in American History by Francis Paul Prucha).

 

George Washington Medal.                        Courtesy of Charles Supernaw  

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See also Mary Maude Angel picture holding Medal.

George Washington Medal.                        Courtesy of Charles Supernaw  

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1801 medal Thomas Jefferson.                    Courtesy of Billy Supernaw Proctor  

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See also Mary Maude Angel picture holding Medal.

1801 medal Thomas Jefferson.                    Courtesy of Billy Supernaw Proctor  

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Spanish medal dating to the reign of the Spanish King, Carlos III, 1759-1788. Given to Kah hi kah thompa te or Two Buffalo Chief around 1773. The obverse is a naked bust of Carlos III, surrounded by CARLOS III RAY DE ESP EMP DELAS INDIAS; the reverse is a wreathe surrounding the word MERITO.                                             Courtesy of Lawrence Supernaw Collection  

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