Source: Buffalo Review
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Design in Beads”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 23 September 1901
Volume number: 19
Issue number: 92
|“Design in Beads.” Buffalo Review 23 Sept. 1901 v19n92: p. 5.|
|Geronimo; McKinley assassination (personal response); William McKinley (mourning: flowers, tokens of grief, etc.); Bright Eyes.|
|Bright Eyes; Geronimo; William McKinley; John G. Milburn.|
|The article (below) appears in a section of the newspaper titled “Around the City in Work and Pleasure.”|
Design in Beads
Geronimo, the Indian Chief, Will Tell the Story of President
McKinley’s Assassination in Bead Work.
Geronimo, the famous Indian chief at the Indian Congress, is a busy person these days. He is said 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 picture, which he will 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 with the story of that saddest of sad weeks. The design has been sent to Geronimo’s daughter, Princess Bright Eyes, who is at Fort Sill, and she will work it 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 is estimated that she has placed over 2,000,000,000 since she learned her art. Geronimo intends to give his latest design to the United States Government when it is finished.