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The Comanche Collection

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The is a unique, museum-quality collection of original Comanche artifacts.

The MAN’S SHIRT is circa 1880’s (reservation period).
Provenance: A prominent Santa Fe, New Mexico collection.

The BOW AND QUIVER (horsehide) is circa 1850 (plains period). It was discovered on a South Texas ranch.
Provenance: A prominent Texas Collection
A private Colorado Collection

The WINCHESTER is a Comanche decorated and used 1866 saddle ring carbine (relic condition) also found on a South Texas Ranch. From the same Texas/Colorado Collections.

The SADDLE, QUIRT AND REINS circa 1860-90’s originally came from a Comanche family in Oklahoma.
Provenance: A private Arkansas collection
A private Alaska collection
A prominent Jackson Hole, WY collection

Together, these six items are a dramatic and historically important collection of great Comanche artifacts that vividly illustrate the culture and heritage of The People. (Note: Due to their nomadic lifestyle and large home range, authentic, original Comanche artifacts are extremely rare.) All items are certified authentic by multiple experts who are American Tribal Arts Dealers Association members.

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