Found in Sitting Bull's camp after the Battle of Little Big Horn, this ring illustrates Indianization of a captured white woman's ring: The Indian who captured her carved a buffalo head into the stone and wore it as a war prize. From the fabled Harrisburg Collection formed by Stephen R. Reed, longest-serving Mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (1982-2010), for inclusion in a National Museum of the Old West in the state capital. He announced his plans for the Museum in June 2003 and revealed that he had already spent more than $4.5 million on 12,000 Western artifacts. (interesting).
The ring is accompanied by CoA signed by Jason Pitsch, President, Reno Battlefield Museum, certifying that the Silver Ring Green stone Buffalo Face IA454 was found in Sitting Bull camp in 1997 and was ìlegally collected on the site of Major Marcus A. Reno's fight in the valley against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, June 25th 1876. The certificate is headed Little Big Horn Artifacts from Custer's Last Stand - found on the Reno Battlefield and Sitting Bulls Camp.
A map titled Reno's Fight in the Valley is printed on verso of the Certificate of Authenticity. Noted by Pitsch in ink among the tepees representing Sitting Bull's Camp, is the exact location of where the silver ring was found, identified by him as IA454 / Silve [sic] Ring.
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