Cases were made of rawhide
and were introduced by the Crow and for the most part - exclusive to
this tribe. They were also thought to be very sacred and therefore were
not adopted by any other tribes. Prior to the introduction of the trade
sword, they were used for the lance.
of an old Crow lance case (war sword case) features glass beads,
rawhide, deer skins, clay pigment paints, trade cloth, twisted