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GROUP OF PLAINS BEADED HIDE CASES comprising a Cheyenne fringed strike-a-light, beaded in typical colors against the white glass beadwork ground, decorated with shells, brass beads and other eccentricities, together with a Cheyenne whetstone case, composed of commercial leather, with a cut hide fringed panel trimmed with tin cone pendants, and a Cheyenne or Ute case, perhaps a small tail bag, with beaded flap and tabs at the top.

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