Collection

Plains Indian Museum

Medium

tanned domestic cow hide -

Location

Not currently on display

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Accession Number: NA.702.41

Date : ca. 1900

Dimensions: L: 71 in, width: 81 in

Credit Line: The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe

Remarks: : Tanned cow hide, fur on, 16 scenes with horses and human figures. All figures in side profile view; 1 female figure in front view. All scenes have painted horses with male rider, possibly Lakota and probably same person, with male and female figures next to horse/rider in each scene. The standing males appear to be Crow. Males both have weapons in each scene: bows, sabres, guns. In 8 different scenes the rider carries four (4) hooped sticks with feathers; four (4) coup sticks. Each horse is 14 ½" diameter. Three (3) of the scenes have same full length feather bonnet; (1) is full feather bonnet with buffalo horns. Three (3) scenes have swept back bonnet - possibly same one. Remainder are male (possibly/probably same male) with 1 or 2 eagle feathers in hair. Four (4) scenes with females; one of these has two (2) female figures. The horses in 16 scenes: Two (2) orange/yellow horses; (5) red horses; two (2) black horses; two (2) blue; one (1) majority blue with gray underbelly; two (2) white with blue patches in same areas; one (1) beige with orange patches; one (1) beige with yellow patches.

Synopsis: painted hide- Northern Plains- Lakota- ink- cotton thread- pigments- tanned domestic cow hide- : Tanned cow hide, fur on, 16 scenes with horses and human figures. All figures in side profile view; 1 female figure in front view. All scenes have painted horses with male rider, possibly Lakota and probably same person, with male and female figures next to horse/rider in each scene. The standing males appear to be Crow. Males both have weapons in each scene: bows, sabres, guns. In 8 different scenes the rider carries four (4) hooped sticks with feathers; four (4) coup sticks. Each horse is 14 ½" diameter. Three (3) of the scenes have same full length feather bonnet; (1) is full feather bonnet with buffalo horns. Three (3) scenes have swept back bonnet - possibly same one. Remainder are male (possibly/probably same male) with 1 or 2 eagle feathers in hair. Four (4) scenes with females; one of these has two (2) female figures. The horses in 16 scenes: Two (2) orange/yellow horses; (5) red horses; two (2) black horses; two (2) blue; one (1) majority blue with gray underbelly; two (2) white with blue patches in same areas; one (1) beige with orange patches; one (1) beige with yellow patches.

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