Great Sioux War (also known as the Black Hills War) era black painted metal militia canteen belonging to E.L. Morris, identified by paper label on body with faint ink inscription reading "My Canteen/Spring Summer Fall/Black Hill 1877/Water Milk Tea Coffe [sic]/Whiskey/E.L. Morris." Includes three sling keepers around the circumference and pour spout with screw top. Does not include sling. 7 3/4" dia. x 1 7/8" W. Provenance: Private Fredericksburg, VA collection. Note: The Great Sioux War of 1876, also known as the Black Hills War, was a series of battles and negotiations which occurred in 1876 and 1877 between the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and the United States. Among the many battles and skirmishes of the war was the Battle of the Little Bighorn, often known as Custer's Last Stand, fought on June 25-26, 1876, one year prior to the date on this canteen. Provenance: private Southern collection, purchased from John Spangler Military Antiques, Salt Lake City, Utah. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, dents to body of canteen. Paper label with toning, inscriptions in good, visible condition. Does not include sling.
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