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NA.204.2
Sioux | South Dakota | Ghost...
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NA.204.2 | ca. 1890 | L: 35.5 in, sleeve to sleeve: 67 in, body width: 27.5 in | Gift of The New Hampshire Historical Society | Dress and Adornment - Religious Attire. Ghost dance shirt - muslin shirt, long sleeved, hand-sewn with black thread, self-fringed at side and underarms seams, shoulder seams, hem, sleeve ends and neck edge, muslin fringe V sewn at front and back, gathered at sleeve ends and neck with fringed slit at back neck. Shirt is colored with red ochre (possibly) in bands at sleeve ends and elbows, alonge fringes and inside front and back V's, front V has an uncolored horizontal crescent moon in lower point. Front and back V points have a single eagle feather and a bunch of blue and yellow dyed breath feathers tied to cloth and a green dyed twisted thong. Tied at top of each shoulder with a twisted green dyed thong is a single eagle spike feather. Tied at underarm seam at the elbow is a bundle of green dyed thongs with small brown feathers and split owl feathers, sinew wrapped to ends of thongs. Tied at underarm seam at each sleeve end with a green dyed twisted thong is a single eagle spike feather sinew wrapped to thong ends. | NA.204.2back.JPG | NA.204.2view1.JPG | NA.204.2view2.JPG | NA.204.2dtl.JPG | NA.204.2.jpg | Ghost Dance shirt | muslin | eagle | feather | pigment | owl | thread | hand sewn | feathers | breath | Sioux | South Dakota

NA.205.69
Plateau | War bonnet | rhine...
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NA.205.69 | 1915 | H: 15 in, open length: 24 in, Open Width: 19.5 in | Gift of Pauline Hills and Thelma Crandall | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. War bonnet - made on a light brown felt hat crown; 28 eagle feathers with cut red-dyed fluff feathers at tips and natural breath feathers at bases, bases wrapped in red cloth tied with white string, feathers laced to hat with a white leather thong and connected to each other with a white leather thong through the shaft of each feather about 1/3 of the way from the bottom; sewn on front band of red felt trimmed with a brown ribbon studded with 3 rows of rhinestones, a string of clear sequins is tacked to bottom edge; beaded heart medallion on each side in white, clear red and royal blue seed beads lazy stitch beaded on commercial tanned leather bases; old round campaign-type pin on left side is scraped down to bare metal except at top edge which is white with 4 blue stars. | NA.205.69VIEW1.JPG | NA.205.69VIEW2.JPG | na.205.69v1.jpg | na.205.69v2.jpg | War bonnet | rhinestones | string | light brown | breath | lazy stitch | Red | leather | feathers | medallion | Beads | eagle | felt | brown | seed | cloth | White | ribbon | fluff | Plateau

NA.205.77
Northern Plains | headdress ...
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NA.205.77 | ca. 1910 | A gift of Romie M. Nunn, Wyoming Pioneer, 1903-1988 | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Headdress with trailer - brown felt hat crown covered on the outside with white muslin; 28 eagle feathers with red wool wrapped bottoms and clipped tops with yellow and gray hair attached are tied around crown and to each other with leather thong ties; leather band stitched to front has lost most of its beadwork-what is left is 1-1/2 stepped triangles in clear cut green, clear cut red, light blue and clear cut pink on a white ground, all lazy stitch beaded with sinew; attached at both sides are strips of gray-white fur and faded aqua satin ribbons; added trailer of lightweight yellow muslin over navy wool (?) has 35 eagle feathers with pink and gray fluffs in red wool wrapped bottoms and yellow-gray hair glued at tips attached to trailer and to each other with white string; crown of hat is decorated with breath feathers with the bottoms dyed yellow. | NA.205.77.JPG | NA.205.77BACK.JPG | NA.205.77RIGHTSIDE.JPG | triangles | stepped | headdress with trailer | eagle | felt | fur | string | breath | leather | muslin | Satin | sinew | Beads | wool | feathers | lazy stitch | Northern Plains

NA.205.74
War bonnet | sinew | dark br...
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NA.205.74 | 1905 | crown length: 23 in, crown width: 17.5 in | Gift of Ms. Pauline Hills and Thelma Crandall | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. War bonnet - made on a tan felt hat crown; 21 eagle feathers around crown with yellow-dyed hair at tips, gray and white breath feathers at bases, rawhide loops at bases of feathers overwrapped with red flannel tied top and bottom with heavy white thread, center front feather wrapping has 3 small copper or brass disks sewn to it, crown feathers are connected to each other with a leather thong through the shaft of each feather about 1/4 of the way from the bottom; beaded front band on leather strip, lazy-stitch beaded with 3 stepped triangles in clear cut red, light blue and dark blue cut beads on white ground with small squares of clear red and dark blue cut beads, ends of band trimmed with dark blue cut and red/white hearts beads, row of small copper or brass disks at bottom of bead strip with outside border of light blue and clear red cut beads, all seed beads; hat trimmed at sides with trailers of yellow, red, teal and orange silk ribbons, red and plain leather ties; crown of hat has a single spike with breath feathers sinew wrapped on and a dark brown animal tail tied on; single red cotton cloth trailer attached at back of hat and split into two tails at mid-point, 2 rows of 23 eagle feathers with yellow-dyed hair orange-dyed horsehair at tips and gray and white breath feathers at bases, rawhide loops at bases of feathers overwrapped with red wool tradecloth tied top and bottom with heavy white thread, feathers are attached to trailer with long leather thongs and to each other in each row with a long leather thong through the shaft of each feather; 2 leather thong ties at mid-point of trailer; bottoms of tails trimmed with blue cloth binding. | na.205.74v1.jpg | na.205.74v2.jpg | NA.205.74.JPG | triangles | stepped | War bonnet | sinew | dark brown | horsehair | wool | thread | eagle | yellow dyed | cloth | flannel | breath | cut | Tradecloth | brass | Beads | disks | tail | copper | orange-dyed | tan | blue | felt | silk | feathers | Animal | binding | rawhide | cotton | red/white hearts | heavy | lazy stitch | Ribbons | Red | White | seed | leather

NA.205.73
Northern Plains | Feather bo...
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NA.205.73 | 1935 | Open Front to Back Length: 22.5 in, Open Width: 25 in | Gift of Pauline Hills and Thelma Crandall | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. War bonnet - made on a brown felt hat crown; 36 eagle feathers with red-dyed breath feathers at tips and about 4" down face of feather, also some orange-dyed horse hair at tips, breath feathers and rawhide loops attached to bases of feathers with wrappings of red wool trade cloth, feathers attached to hat with white string and rolled gauze, feathers are connected to each other with a leather thong through the shaft of each feather about 1/4 of the way from the bottom; beaded front band on leather strip, lazy-stitch beaded with 3 banded triangles in clear, black, orange/white hearts, green and clear yellow with black borders interspersed with sets of 4 small clear with black bordered boxes, all on pink ground with royal blue edge beading, all in seed beads; crown of hat is decorated with remnants of split eagle feathers; remnants of white fur at ends of beaded strip. | NA.205.73VIEW2.JPG | NA.205.73VIEW1.JPG | NA.205.73VIEW3.JPG | na.205.73v2.jpg | na.205.73v1.jpg | triangles | Feather bonnet | brown | feathers | fur | Beads | wool | Tradecloth | orange-dyed | breath | eagle | orange/white hearts | felt | horsehair | rawhide | White | gauze | lazy stitch | rolled | leather | string | Red | seed | Northern Plains

NA.203.784
Northern Plains | bustle | r...
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NA.203.784 | ca. 1930's | L: 28 in, width: 16 in, depth: 8 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Dance bustle - circular feather bustle of striped feathers (turkey and owl) with red-dyed feathers in center and at tips of outer feathers, round silver metal concha in center; 2 double black feather spikes at top with trimmed feathers-some dyed orange-tied into bases and white fur with red and purple dyed feathers at tips, all mounted on a folded piece of rawhide; folded rawhide square with leather thong ties, riveted to bottom of rawhide is a red wool cloth trailer with white selvedge at bottom and blue cotton binding sewn around outside edges; attached at top of trailer is a row of small striped feathers (pheasant) with gray breath feathers at bases which are wrapped with blue yarn and connected with a string of red, orange and green bugle beads; in middle of trailer are strings of white, blue and yellow seed beads with brass bells at bottoms, 2 bunches of split and cut light-colored feathers and a yellow, red and tan basketry medallion with red bugle beads around its outside edge; at bottom of trailer is a second row of striped small feathers with green yarn wrapped bases connected with a string of amber and red bugle beads. This may be part of Chief Tommy Thompson's collection of feathered rosettes. | na.203.784.jpg | striped | bustle | rawhide | blue | circular | cloth | breath | Turkey | owl | cotton | Beads | brass | concho | feathers | green | White | round | bells | wool | fur | pheasant | Red | metal | yarn | Northern Plains

NA.205.72
Feather bonnet | felt | eagl...
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NA.205.72 | 1910 | Open Front to Back Length: 23 in, Open Width: 24.25 in, side trailer length: 17.25 in, back trailer length: 21.75 in | Gift of Pauline Hills and Thelma Crandall | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. War bonnet - made on a brown felt hat crown with inner leather sweat band still attached, partial makers stamp on left side; 32 eagle feathers, 7 with orange-dyed horsehair at tips, breath feathers-some blue-dyed at bases, bases of feathers have rawhide loops attached by an overwrapping of muslin wrapped with red yarn, feathers are connected to each other with a leather thong through the shaft about 1/4 of the way from the bottom; beaded front band on a leather strip, lazy-stitch beaded with 4 stepped triangles in royal blue, red/white hearts, light blue, clear red-orange and clear dark green on white ground, all seed beads; ends of band trimmed with trailing red, yellow and green silk ribbons, back trailer of 2 red silk ribbons and a purple silk ribbon covered strip of white flannel; bottom edge of hat is bound all around with cotton cloth with pink stripes and red diamonds on white ground; red leather thong ties on each side. | NA.205.72VIEW2.JPG | NA.205.72VIEW1.JPG | na.205.72v1.jpg | na.205.72v2.jpg | triangles | stepped | pink | diamonds | stripes | Red | Feather bonnet | felt | eagle | silk | yarn | cotton | Beads | horsehair | leather | flannel | rawhide | seed | cloth | muslin | breath | Ribbons | White | Red | orange dyed | feathers | brown | lazy stitch | red/white hearts

NA.203.785
Northern Plains | breech clo...
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NA.203.785 | ca. 1930's | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Breech cloth or dance bustle trailer - folded rawhide square with leather thong ties, riveted to bottom of rawhide is a red wool cloth trailer with white selvedge at bottom and blue cotton binding sewn around outside edges; attached to top of trailer is a row of small striped feathers (pheasant) with gray breath feathers at bases which are wrapped with blue yarn and connected with a string of red, orange, and green bugle beads; in middle of trailer are strings of white, blue and yellow seed beads with brass bells at bottoms, 2 bunches of split and cut light-colored feathers and a yellow, red and tan basketry medallion with red bugle beads around its outside edge; at bottom of trailer is a second row of striped small feathers with green yarn wrapped bases connected with a string of amber and red bugle beads. | na.203.785.jpg | striped | breech cloth | brass | cotton | green | pheasant | Beads | seed | bells | feathers | cloth | wool | leather | folded | blue | breath | bugle | rawhide | Red | yarn | Northern Plains

NA.505.68
Sioux | crane whistle | gree...
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NA.505.68 | ca. 1920-30 | L: 18.75 in, width: 2.625 in | The Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sandberg collection given in memory of Babe and Sandy Sandberg by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Phillips | Ritual and Recreation: Musical Instruments. Wood whistle with round shaft and end carved to resemble a bird with open beak, shaft painted red, head painted black with silver thumbtack eyes, bead painted green and tongue painted red, white, yellow and red breath feather tied around shaft at air hole. | na.505.68.jpg | bird with open beak | crane whistle | green | White | thumbtacks | black | wood | round | shaft | Red | silver | feather | breath | painted | carved | yellow | Sioux

NA.205.70
Unknown | War bonnet | owl |...
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NA.205.70 | ca. 1930 | H: 16 in, Open Width: 15 in | Gift of Pauline Hills and Thelma Crandall | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. War bonnet - made on a wide, yellow-dyed, pieced leather band; 32 eagle feathers with patches of gray fur over red or red and gray breath feathers and yellow or gray horsehair at tips, gray and dark blue breath feathers at bases except for 4 which have orange feathers at bases, bases wrapped with green yarn and laced onto leather band with a leather thong, eagle feathers are connected to each other with a leather thong through the shaft of each feather at about midway on front feathers tapering to 1/3 of the way from the bottom on back feathers, interspaced between eagle feathers on the band are dyed breath feathers - pink in the front and orange in the back; horizontally beaded band in front has 3 royal blue triangles bordered with yellow bands on a red/white hearts ground with a green scallop border, all seed beads; ends of band are trimmed with strips of gray fur and 2 clusters of short white, green and orange ribbon; longer white, green, yellow and red ribbons are tied to back of band; 2 small eagle feathers with pink and gray breath feathers at bases and green yarn wrapped bases are attached to rear of bonnet band with yellow cord; top of bonnet band has 2 intersecting cords to which are attached 3 bundles of orange-dyed and split owl feathers and 1 bunch of split eagle feathers. | NA.205.70VIEW1.JPG | NA.205.70VIEW2.JPG | NA.205.70VIEW3.JPG | na.205.70v1.jpg | na.205.70v2.jpg | triangles | War bonnet | owl | leather | Gray | yarn | seed | horsehair | red/white hearts | Beads | ribbon | yellow | feathers | green | fur | eagle | yellow dyed | Cord | breath | Unknown