Eastern Sioux Tobacco Bag, ca. 1840
Appraised Value: $25,000 (1998)
$20,000 - $30,000 (2012)
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Appraisal Video: (1:00)
GUEST: These are part of Chief Sitting Bull's personal items.
APPRAISER: In 20 years, I've seen probably a thousand objects that were allegedly belonging to Sitting Bull. It's almost impossible to document such things unless they were specifically documented when he was still alive.
APPRAISER: What's very fascinating and very important about this material is this bag in the middle. This bag is, to my knowledge, the only example in the world like it. It's probably a tobacco bag. This is an extraordinary object. I would conservatively estimate the value of this, just this bag, without any Sitting Bull provenance...
APPRAISER: At $25,000.
GUEST: (laughing) Whoa.
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