Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Rare Native American Militaria On Exhibit at Fort Ti

Fort Ticonderoga courtesy Carl Heilman IIRare Native American artifacts are on display at Fort Ticonderoga in the exhibition “The Art of Resistance: Selections from the Robert N. Nittolo Collection” for a limited time only through October 2019.

These items have never been put on view before, and are from the Robert Nittolo collection, considered among the most significant private collections of 18th century militaria.

Objects include a rare Native American style bag with quill work and a war club which represent distinctive martial material culture of Native Americans in the late 18th century. These items have a unique artistic vocabulary of Native People, and are reminders of the significant place Native Americans held in the conflicts that shaped North American history.

The items in “The Art of Resistance” are additional artifacts provided by the Robert Nittolo Collection. Last year, Fort Ticonderoga had on public display an orginal Society of the Cincinnati gold eagle medal, one of two surviving examples produced in Paris in 1783 for purchase by officers of the Continental Army after the Revolutionary War.

Fort Ticonderoga is located at 102 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga. More information is available on their website, or call (518) 585-1023.

Photo of Fort Ticonderoga courtesy Carl Heilman II.

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One Response

  1. Mona Dunn says:

    “Objects include a rare Native American style bag with quill work and a war club” should read “The only two pieces from his collection that are on display are a rare Native American style bag with quill work and a war club…”
    Had I known that the so-called collection on display consisted of two pieces, I would not have driven three and a half hours last Saturday.

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