A Cheyenne mirror stick
The wood implement forked and with open grip, a mirror inset on one side, brass tacks cover most of the remaining surface, two fringed paint pouches worked in tiny seed beads suspended from the grip, each heavy with ochre or red pigment stain.
length overall 15in, mirror 11in
- Donated to the Southern Oregon Historical Society in 1973. Their entry indicates: "These items belonged to the donor's mother-in-law Mrs. Ella Leonora Hendershott Colvin Short, and were acquired when she lived in Kansas with her first husband, a Mr. Colvin, who taught school in Kansas and to whom the Indian artifacts were given. These items were made by the Indians located in the Kansas area, and then were brought across the Plains by Mrs. Colvin Short."