Lost or Discarded on the 1874 Black Hills Expedition

These artifacts were found on private property with permission of the landowner at camp sites of the 1874 Black Hills Expedition, or along the route  between camps. All are typical U.S. Army or civilian gear from the period. These items are a small sample of hundreds of artifacts from several private and public collections, featured in the book "Crossing the Plains with Custer".

Please respect private property, and always obtain permission from the owner before entering. It is illegal to collect artifacts on State or Federal land.

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