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NA.203.73
Salish | Plateau | braid cov...
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NA.203.73 | ca. 1890 | L: 19.5 x 19.5 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Braid covers - tanned, fully beaded in overlay geometric design, ermine strips at bottoms with beaded star with brass bead in center. Plastic bead and cowrie shell tassles below star. Possibly belonged to Chief Charlot's wife. | NA.203.73a-b.JPG | geometric | overlay | braid covers | cowrie | brass beads | deer hide | skins | shells | ermine | glass beads | Salish | Plateau

NA.507.88
Assiniboine | Shawl, Angie |...
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NA.507.88 | H: 14.5 in, L: 5 in, width: 4.25 in, Base Length: 4 in, Base Width: 4 in | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Molded leather face with beaded eyes and mouth, painted brows and lashes, black yarn braids, beaded rosette hair ornament in clear green, white and clear red with 2 small black and white feathers, turquoise bead and mini-cowrie shell earrings; red bugle and gold bead choker and necklace with beaded rosette in clear green, white and clear red, loom beaded belt in the same colors with red and white pony beads on the ties; black polyester shawl with narrow stripes in white, yellow, red, blue and green with green fringes, red satin dress with a green fringes, red satin dress with a green satin ribbon sewn around bottom, white cotton slip, leather hands; fringed white leather leggings with red bugle bead trim white leather moccasins with sunburst design in gold, perwinkle blue, white and clear red; attached to a square plywood base. | na.507.88.jpg | rosette | sunburst | doll | cowrie | polyester | bugle | yarn | cotton | seed | Beads | Satin | paint | wood | feathers | pony | leather | shell | Assiniboine | Shawl, Angie

NA.203.164
Northern Plains | necklace |...
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NA.203.164 | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Necklace - single rawhide thong strung with white shell discs with otter fur strips, cowrie shells and abalone shell at bottom center. | na.203.164.jpg | necklace | cowrie | shell | White | abalone | discs | fur | otter | hide | Animal | shells | Northern Plains

NA.202.535
dress | cowrie | White | rib...
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NA.202.535 | L: 42.25 in, width: 37 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Red wool with blue wool at end of sleeves and around bottom. Yellow ribbon ties at neck. Rows of basket beads across yoke in silver, green, brown, turquoise, red, white, orange, yellow and blue. Rows of blue, red and green pony beads with a cowrie shell at the end of each strand hanging from bottom of yoke. Row of cowrie shells sewn to blue wool at bottom of dress. Belonged to Huka Chief Tommy Thompson's mother. | NA.202.535.JPG | na.202.535v1.jpg | na.202.535v2.jpg | dress | cowrie | White | ribbon | brown | wool | basket | silver | pony | turquoise | Beads | green | Red | blue | yellow | orange | shells

NA.202.77
Plateau | Salish | dress | d...
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NA.202.77 | ca. 1895 | overall length: 44.75 in, sleeve length: 17.75 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned, deer hide, with overlay bead yoke in geometric design. Fringe of oblong and tubular shaped glass beads and cowrie shells along yoke. Brass button border along bottom. Fringe along bottom edge, sleeves, sides and on bodice of dress. | NA.202.77.pdf | NA.202.77v1.jpg | NA.202.77v2.jpg | NA.202.77.JPG | geometric | dress | deer | Beads | cowrie | shells | glass | seed | buttons | hide | tubular | brass | tanned | Plateau | Salish

NA.203.511
Arapaho | bag | glass beads ...
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NA.203.511 | ca. 1900 | width: 3.625 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Bag - commercial leather, tin cones at bottom. Bag beaded on front, lazy stitch cross design in blue, red/white hearts, and turquoise on white ground. Large plastic and some glass beads and cowrie shells on ties. | NA.203.511.JPG | lazy stitch | cross | bag | glass beads | cowrie | cones | feathers | shells | leather | tin | Arapaho

NA.202.622
Chippewa | Great Lakes | ves...
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NA.202.622 | 1905 | L: 22.25 in, width: 20.25 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Man's -- Blue wool with plaid cloth lining, blue velveteen back and red cloth binding. Red glass bead buttons. Identical floral beaded designs on each side of front, multi-colored. Back decorated with partially beaded and sequined leather disc, also cowrie shells. | NA.202.622.JPG | na.202.622v1.jpg | na.202.622v2.jpg | floral | vest | binding | shells | seed | cowrie | buttons | bead | Red | wool | blue | velveteen | lining | multi-colored | sequins | Beads | leather | cloth | plaid | disc | glass | Chippewa | Great Lakes

NA.203.236
Northern Plains | Sioux | br...
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NA.203.236 | ca. 1890 | L: 17 in, width without fringe: 11.75 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Breast plate - bone hair pipes with brass beads and leather fringe. Cowrie shell hangs from fringe on side, red silk ribbon hangs from bottom. | NA.203.236.JPG | NA.203.236dtl.JPG | NA.203.236.JPG | NA.203.236.jpg | breastplate | leather | cowrie | brass | shell | bone hair pipes | silk | ribbon | Beads | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.88
Salish | Plateau | dress yok...
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NA.202.88 | ca. 1915 | L: 10 in, width: 17.5 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, with canvas lining and neck edge bound with red cloth. Fully beaded in overlay geometric design, glass bead and cowrie shell tassles along bottom edge. Sleeveless. | NA.202.88.JPG | na.202.88.jpg | na.202.88v1.jpg | na.202.88v2.jpg | geometric | dress yoke | glass | lining | Beads | hide | cowrie | canvas | Red | trade | shell | tanned | cloth | bead | seed | tassles | sleeveless | deer | Salish | Plateau

NA.202.544
Plains | dress | Beads | gre...
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NA.202.544 | 1930 | L: 29.375 in, width: 27.25 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Girl's dress-- Red wool, blue and green ribbons around bottom and sleeves, green around neck. Row of white basket beads on top of shoulders. Row of orange, turquoise and black basket beads on front with cowrie shells in between. Back has cowrie shells and rows of black, white, green and turquoise basket beads. Below basket beads hang strands of white and black pony beads with a cowrie shell or bell at the end. | NA.202.544BACK.JPG | NA.202.544FRONT.JPG | na.202.544v1.jpg | na.202.544v2.jpg | dress | Beads | green | black | cowrie | orange | wool | basket | shells | pony | bells | White | blue | Ribbons | turquoise | Red | Plains

NA.203.39
Northwest Coast | Kootenai |...
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NA.203.39 | ca. 1900 | L: 29 in, diameter of shells: 5.5 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Necklace - four strands of bone hair pipes and blue glass beads with green beads at neck. Large scallop shell at bottom with disc and cowrie shell tassles, one has snake rattle, rawhide tassles. | NA.203.39.JPG | NA.203.39.JPG | necklace | glass | shells | scallop | bone hair pipes | cowrie | trade | hide | deer | Beads | blue | green | Northwest Coast | Kootenai

1.69.43B
martingale | leather | shell...
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1.69.43B | martingale length: 48 in | Martingale, black leather with cowrie shells and brass hardware. Given to Buffalo Bill in 1887 by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward | 1.69.43ab.jpg | martingale | leather | shells | cowrie | brass

NA.202.315
Northern Plains | yoke | clo...
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NA.202.315 | width: 30 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Blue cotton cloth covered with cowrie shells attached with string. **Dirty and badly faded. | na.202.315.jpg | yoke | cloth | string | cowrie | cotton | shells | blue | trade | Northern Plains

NA.111.19
Northern Plains | Ute | crad...
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NA.111.19 | ca. 1885 | frame length: 42.5 in, bottom width: 10 in, cradle length: 28.75 in, cradle width: 16 in | Gift of Corliss C. and Audrienne H. Moseley | Utensils and implements - Child Care, Training and Education. Cradle - tanned and painted with yellow ochre, lazy stitch beaded border lane along top of frame, loom beaded band along top of willow twig sun shade and front of carrier. Lace up front, brass conchos on right and coin medallion. Charm on left side of shade with glass bottle, brass cartridge shells and cowrie shells. Inverted `U' shape frame. | NA.111.19.JPG | na.111.19.jpg | cradle | glass | Beads | Willow | shells | seed | paint | cowrie | bottle | brass | twigs | deer hide | lazy stitch | tanned | tin | conchos | Northern Plains | Ute

NA.203.688
Rosebud Indian Reservation, ...
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NA.203.688 | ca. 1875 | width: 2.75 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Inside: Weekly Ration Check | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. (a) Pouch - deerskin, beaded front, diamond pattern in green, white, and red on blue background. Leather fringe with cowrie shells, blue beads, dentalium shell, tin cones, bullet shell. Brown and blue beads on strap. (b) Inside: Weekly Ration Check | NA.203.688.JPG | Diamond | bag | leather | deer hide | shell | cowrie | fringe | glass beads | shells | cones | dentalium | bullet | tin | Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota | Sioux

NA.202.562
Sioux | South Dakota | dress...
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NA.202.562 | 1905 | sleeve to sleeve: 48.25 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Deerskin, fringed. Yoke decorated with four rows of cowrie shells and remnants of yellow paint. Poor condition with many holes. | NA.202.562.JPG | na.202.562v1.jpg | na.202.562v2.jpg | dress | shells | yellow | fringe | cowrie | deerskin | paint | Sioux | South Dakota

NA.202.76
Kootenai | Plateau | dress |...
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NA.202.76 | ca. 1910 | overall length: 44 in, sleeve length: 21 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned, deer hide, with overlay bead border on yoke and sleeves, glass tube beads, cowrie and sea shell danglers along yoke and sleeves. Fringe along bottom edge, sleeves, sides and throughout bodice of dress. **Supposedly belonged to Chief Matisse's wife. | NA.202.76.JPG | na.202.76.jpg | dress | Beads | shells | tube | overlay | cowrie | hide | seed | deer | tanned | sea | fringe | Kootenai | Plateau

NA.507.11
Northern Plains | doll | hor...
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NA.507.11 | ca. 1890 | L: 22.5 in | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Female -- Stuffed cloth doll with tanned dress having globular glass beads and fringe. Red wool belt, black horse hair braids. Tube shell and globular necklace with shell medallion. Small necklace with abalone shell medallion. Beaded border on yoke with single cowrie shell in back. Plain buckskin high top moccasins. | NA.507.11.JPG | na.507.11.jpg | doll | horse | wool | cloth | shells | tanned | Red | hide | cowrie | trade | deer | black | hair | Beads | abalone | fringe | Northern Plains

NA.507.64
South Dakota | Sioux | doll ...
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NA.507.64 | 1890 | width: 9 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Female -- Deerskin, canvas, dress is painted yellow with red fringe at bottom. Cowrie shells across shoulders; beaded strip around bottom in white, green and blue; beaded leather belt in turquoise, white and blue; dentlium, black beads and leather necklace and earrings; beaded moccasins and leggings in white, green, blue and red white hearts. | NA.507.64.JPG | NA.507.64.jpg | doll | dentallium | pigment | seed beads | deer hide | cowrie | tanned | Horse Hair | shells | canvas | South Dakota | Sioux

NA.106.470
Cree | box | leather | shell...
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NA.106.470 | ca. 1910 | H: 8.25 in, width: 9.5 in | Utensils and implements - Household. Rawhide box - box made of rawhide from elk's legs with dew claws and fur attached; triangular leather flaps with cowrie shells around top; lid made of rawhide covered with leather; cloth lining with floral pattern inside box. | NA.106.470.JPG | na.106.470.jpg | floral | box | leather | shells | cowrie | lining | elk | rawhide | legs | fur | dew | cloth | claws | Cree

NA.202.82
Southern Plains | Kiowa | dr...
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NA.202.82 | ca. 1885 | overall length: 55.25 in, sleeve length: 24 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned, deer hide, with elk teeth on yoke and sleeves, glass bead and cowrie shells attached to fringe on bodice. Fringe along bottom edge, sleeves and sides. Two rows of tin cone danglers on bottom sides. Neck edge bound with cloth, small sheared feather tassles on back. | NA.202.82.JPG | NA.202.82.JPG | na.202.82.jpg | dress | shells | tassles | feather | fringe | cones | tin | hide | glass | cowrie | deer | tanned | Beads | elk | teeth | Southern Plains | Kiowa

NA.202.841
Crow | dress | T-shaped | Re...
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NA.202.841 | ca. 1982 | L: 18.7 in, width: 23.5 in | Gift of Buffalo Chips Indian Arts & Crafts | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Traditional T shaped dress of red polyester knit with navy cotton binding sewn around neck opening, sleeves and hem; 3 rows of cowrie shells sinew-sewn to front and back; navy ribbon ties at shoulders with cowrie shells sewn to ends. | na.202.841v2.jpg | na.202.841 v1.jpg | dress | T-shaped | Red | sewn | ribbon | sinew | shells | traditional | cowrie | navy | binding | ties | cloth | cotton | polyester knit | Crow

NA.203.61
Northern Plains | necklace |...
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NA.203.61 | ca. 1890 | L: 75 in | Catherine Bradford McClellan Collection; Gift of The Coe Foundation | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Necklace - single strand of white tube beads with cowrie shells. | NA.203.61.JPG | na.203.61.jpg | necklace | Beads | White | cowrie | shells | tube | Northern Plains

NA.202.530
Plains | dress | shells | de...
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NA.202.530 | 1930 | L: 37.75 in, sleeve to sleeve w/fringe: 39.75 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Girl's -- Deerskin with fringe upper part and sleeves painted yellow and decorated with cowrie shells. | NA.202.530.JPG | na.202.530.jpg | dress | shells | deerskin | paint | cowrie | yellow | fringe | Plains