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Source: Buffalo Review
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Design in Beads”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 23 September 1901
Volume number: 19
Issue number: 92
Pagination: 5

 
Citation
“Design in Beads.” Buffalo Review 23 Sept. 1901 v19n92: p. 5.
 
Transcription
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Keywords
Geronimo; McKinley assassination (personal response); William McKinley (mourning: flowers, tokens of grief, etc.); Bright Eyes.
 
Named persons
Bright Eyes; Geronimo; William McKinley; John G. Milburn.
 
Notes
The article (below) appears in a section of the newspaper titled “Around the City in Work and Pleasure.”
 
Document

 

Design in Beads

 

G[e]ronimo, the Indian Chief, Will T[e]ll th[e] Story of P[res]id[e]nt
McKinl[e]y’[s] A[ss]a[ss]ination in B[e]ad Work.

     Geron[i]mo, the famous Indian chief at the Indian Congress, is a busy per[s]o[n] [th]ese days. [H]e is sa[i]d to have a wonderful skill in making designs for bead work, which the women of the tribe work out for him. All the bead work at the Congress was designed by Geronimo, and now he is making a design of the surroundings connected with the assassination of President McKinley. The p[i]cture, wh[i]ch he w[i]ll have worked out in beads, shows the Temple of Music, the late President, his would-be assassin, Mr. Milburn’s house, and several other places connected w[i]th the story of that saddest of sad weeks. The design has been sent to Geronimo’s daughter, Pr[i]ncess Br[i]ght Eyes, who [i]s at Fort S[i]ll, and she w[i]ll work [i]t in beads. It is estimated the work will require more than 3,000,000 beads, and longer than two years to finish it. Princess Bright Eyes is said to be the most skillful bead worker in the world. It [i]s estimated that she has placed over 2,000,000,000 since she learn[e]d her art. Geron[i]mo intends to give his latest design to the United States Government when it is [fi]nished.

 

 


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