STOLEN / MISSING - Cheyenne/Arapaho Amulet - Near Branson, MO

The owner of this piece was on a road trip from New York City to Oklahoma and believes that it went missing in or near Branson, Missouri.  

The item was in a white nylon drawstring bag which was inside a clear DVD case. 

This piece was taken as a "trophy" from a slain warrior at the Sand Creek Massacre by the owner's great-great grandfather. 
The owner had planned to return the item to the proper tribe when it was lost. 

There is a $1,000 reward for the return of the item.

More information about the history of the amulet can be found on the KY3 News Website

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If you have any information about the location of this piece, please contact Mike Allen at 212-416-3506 or at or contact the Branson Police Department at 417-334-3300.

Allen is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He wrote an extensive article on the history of the amulet. You can search for that article called "My Great-Great-Grandfather and an American Indian Tragedy" online.

STOLEN - Ute Toy Cradle - Austin, TX

On December 14th, Fed Express delivered to a building in Austin Texas a Toy Ute Cradle c. 1885 (30.5 inches tall with doll) that was never received by the purchaser.

If found or seen, please contact:
Don Siegel, Chipeta Trading Company
1380 Zuni Street
Denver, CO80204

Ute Toy Cradle
c. 1885 , 30.5" tall
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STOLEN - Two Bronze Statues - Tucson, AZ

2 Bronze statues were stolen on Christmas Day from a home in Tucson, AZ. 

Bronze Statue called the Bell Mare by John Mortensen, Wilson, Wyo.
pproximately 33” tall 20”x 11” base

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“Last of the Open Range by Grant Speed, deceased (Utah)
Approximately 18” x 10” base
Photo blown up from distant original

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If you have any information regarding these two sculptures, please contact:

Susie and William Adams

Police Report # 161225172.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department
Officer Nicholas Baker
Phone 520-351-6177

STOLEN - Navajo Coffee Pitcher - CU Natural History Musuem

Between the dates of October 21 and 24, UCM catalog number 10176 was stolen from an exhibit case in the Anthropology Hall of the CU Natural History Museum. It is a Navajo coffee pitcher. The pitcher is dark brown in color with a handle at the top across from the spout, which has six straining holes. There is a fiber cord attached to the handle. Its dimensions are 16.5 cm L (including the handle and spout), 10.5 cm W, and 18 cm H. 

The pitcher is a “Navajo Coffee Pot or Pitcher, European Style” collected by Earl H. Morris from the “Southwestern United States” and donated in the 1940s to the CU Museum by Lucile Morris, Earl’s second wife.

Please contact CU Museum staff or the CU police department if you have any information on this item. Thank you.

CU Museum Main Line: 303-492-6892
CU Museum email:
CU Police Department: 303-492-6666