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NA.203.354
Northwestern Plains | Feathe...
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NA.203.354 | 1885 | L: 28 in, width: 23 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pohrt | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. War bonnet - feather duster war bonnet, rooster feathers, multitude of various small feathers on wood rods with porcupine hair at the tip. Each rod is wrapped with red wool cloth at the base. Felt crown, glass beads on brow band blue, yellow, red hourglass design on white ground. Ermine hides with fur hang off each side. | NA.203.354.JPG | NA.203.354.jpg | hourglass | Feather bonnet | ermine hide | rods | porcupine | ermine fur | glass beads | hair | wool | Red | Beads | wood | feathers | cloth | rooster hackles | golden eagle feathers | rooster | eagle | felt | Eagle-feather bonnets symbolized the status, honor, and accomplishments of the men who wore them. After tribes had been settled on reservations, distinguished leaders continued to wear such bonnets as emblems of their achievements and to remind people of their tribal histories. Dating from the early reservation period, this distinctive feather bonnet combines the basic flared design and beaded brow band of earlier bonnets with the addition of several rooster hackles. A man likely made this bonnet as a unique element of his dancing regalia. | Northwestern Plains

NA.203.1495
Northern Plains | Blackfeet ...
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NA.203.1495 | mid 19th century - mid 20th century | L: 71 in | 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 | Leather cap completely covered with split ermine hides, split bison horn tipped with horse hair, full ermine tubes hanging from either side of head along with groupings of dyed and natural bird feathers, and yellow & red ribbon streamers. Quill wrapped commander feather from back of cap leading to the red wool cloth and leather full trailer of 28 cloth wrapped eagle feathers tipped in burgundy dyed horse hair and tipped with ermine fluff on both sides of feather. Wood stick tied in approx. half way down the trailer. Restoration evident with dyed horse hair, wool cloth on trailer, wrapping of feathers and ermine tips. | na.203.1495.jpg | na.203.1495v2.jpg | na.203.1495v3.jpg | horn bonnet | trailer | feather fluffs | wool cloth | dyed horse hair | ermine hide | wood | bison horn | tanned hide | cotton thread | dyed bird feathers | golden eagle feathers | great horned owl feathers | silk ribbon | porcupine quills | cotton string | Northern Plains | Blackfeet

NA.203.1614
Northern Plains | Cheyenne |...
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NA.203.1614 | 1860-1890 | H: 17 in, Diameter: 24 in | 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 | Swept-back bonnet, single straight line trail; skull cap of cotton muslin, wool exterior, edged in muslin cloth and circled with 22 golden eagle primary and secondary feathers. Quills attached to cap by looping rawhide around tip, wrapped with red wool and tied with thin hide strip and looped through with stitches with wool on skull cap. Each feather tip has bundle of black horsehair attached with thick white adhesive to tip of feather. Beaded strip on browband is 1 ¼" W x 9"L, tanned hide backing, majority white with four (4) dark blue tipis with red doors. Either side of browband is wrapped strips of ermine skin (1 on LFP and 3 on RFP, 1 broken off) also some self-fringed strips of ermine; only remnants of both remain. Trailer is 7"W, double layer of red wool, edged with muslin cloth. 39 eagle feathers attached in single line down center, looped through trailer with thin hide strip or spacer. Four (4) single, small feathers attached with hide strip and wrapped in sinew, on the outer sides of the trailer. All feathers and hide strips are silver grey in color, due to heavy smoke damage. | NA.203.1614.jpg | trailer | Feather bonnet | Horse Hair | glass beads | Cotton cloth | golden eagle feathers | ermine hide | adhesive | tanned hide | wool cloth | sinew | cotton thread | Northern Plains | Cheyenne

NA.203.1653
Plains | headdress | ermine ...
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NA.203.1653 | 1950-1999 | H: 28 in, circumference: 25 in | 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 | Bald eagle feather bonnet. Eagle feathers attached to red wool cap, plaid cotton lining, blue cloth at back of cap; red feathers and white fluffs at bases, green thread wraps; red feathers and braided orange horse hair at tips. Beaded brow band, white ground, brown/green triangles with white/blue outlines. Two (2) ermines attached at each temple. | NA.203.1653.jpg | NA.203.1653.v1.jpg | NA.203.1653.v2.JPG | headdress | ermine fur | dyed feathers | wool cloth | ermine hide | immature bald eagle feathers | thread | Cotton cloth | glass beads | dyed horse hair | Plains

NA.108.208
Northern Plains | tomahawk |...
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NA.108.208 | ca. 1860 | L: 18.5 in, overall length: 30 in, wide at widest point: 6.5 in | 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 | Spontoon type tomahawk with ribbons and eagle feather. Oval wood handle with spontoon blade inserted into split in handle, secured by two metal nails. Diamond shaped blade has two curled details. Three holes cut into blade. Red and tan silk ribbons, brown cord with tufts of ermine or rabbit fur and hide on cord. At end of cord single eagle feather. | NA.108.208.jpg | tomahawk | Cord | rabbit hair | wood | rabbit hide | ermine hair | silk ribbon | ermine hide | Eagle Feather | metal | Northern Plains

NA.203.1658
Arikara | Mandan | Missouri ...
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NA.203.1658 | ca. 1870 | H: 25 in, circumference: 24 in | 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 | Feather bonnet with carved, split horns. Cap is tanned hide with rawhide strap across crown; covered in smaller eagle body feathers. Horns carved into flattened shape, attached to cap, painted on underside with red pigment/paint. Orange fluffs attached to brow band area (recent addition, not original). Proper right temple has tied bunch of eagle body feathers, magpie and owl feathers, two tail feathers, ermines; proper left temple has eagle tail and body feathers, owl feathers, ermines. Red wool trailer 54” in length, eagle feathers secured with rawhide loops to hide tie; white horse hair attached to tips. Inscription in ink inside cap: “Arikara/Mandan/KOL B-43” | NA.203.1658.jpg | trailer | headdress | ochre | wool cloth | golden eagle tail feathers | tanned hide | magpie feathers | ermine hide | owl feathers | dyed feathers | ermine hair | horse hair | golden eagle feathers | horn | paint | Arikara | Mandan | Missouri River Region

NA.203.1435
Missouri River Region | Arik...
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NA.203.1435 | ca. 1975 | bonnet height: 18 in, circumference: 24 in | 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 | Contemporary golden eagle feather bonnet. Tan felt cap; feathers attached with rawhide loops; red wool wraps with bands of tan cloth tape. White rabbit fur (?) patches, magenta feather fluffs at feather tips. Smaller body feathers at top of cap; long feather plume at center with turquoise and plain fluffs; feather drop tied with hide thong at back of bonnet, turquoise and plain fluffs at tip. Beaded brow band, white ground with red/green center and blue/red green center crosses; green/red edging. Beaded rosettes at temples, red/green/blue bands on white ground, green/red edging; purple ribbons at center. Green, orange, yellow, lavender silk and satin ribbons, and ermine strips attached behind rosettes. Inscription in ink inside cap: “Arikara by Frank Heort.” | NA.203.1435.jpg | NA.203.1435.v2.JPG | NA.203.1435.v1.jpg | Feather bonnet | cloth tape | satin ribbon | glass beads | silk ribbon | Horse Hair | rabbit hide | felt skull cap | golden eagle feathers | wool cloth | ermine hide | ermine fur | tanned hide | rabbit fur | dyed feathers | Missouri River Region | Arikara

NA.203.1547
Nez Perce | Chief Joseph | F...
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NA.203.1547 | ca. 1877 | H: 13 in, H: 27 in | 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 | Bonnet attributed to Chief Joseph. Golden eagle feathers with white fur, yellow horse hair at tips. Secondary layer smaller body feathers over longer eagle feathers. Red feathers around brow band look more recent. Crown of cap is hide, painted with green stripes, flicker feathers, eagle fluffs attached. Whole ermines and strips, hawk feathers at temples. Brow band covered in ermine | na.203.1547v3.jpg | na.203.1547.jpg | na.203.1547v2.jpg | Feather bonnet | golden eagle feathers | Horse Hair | rawhide | dye | pigment | tanned hide | flicker feathers | ermine hide | hawk feathers | ermine | Nez Perce | Chief Joseph

NA.203.1438
Northern Plains | Feather bo...
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NA.203.1438 | 1950s | bonnet height: 18 in, overall height: 21 in, circumference: 27 in | 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 | Golden eagle feather bonnet. Tan felt cap; feathers attached with leather loops; red wool wraps with cloth tape bands, white and red feather fluffs at each base; dyed red feather, hide circle and white horse hair at tips. Beaded brow band; orange ground with light blue and pink banded triangles. Beaded rosettes at temples: Pink, green circles faceted beads, red tube beads, clear white bead trim, red tube bead “fringe.” Metal button at center rosettes with wood beads strung on hide, pink and white feather fluffs at ends. Ermine strips tied to cap behind rosettes; two (2) braid of human hair, tied off in red wool cloth, stitched to cotton cloth and sewn into back of bonnet. Two golden eagle feathers with white feathers and hide circles at tips attached to top of cap. | NA.203.1438.v1.jpg | NA.203.1438.v2.JPG | NA.203.1438.jpg | Feather bonnet | horse hair | dyed feathers | cloth tape | golden eagle tail feathers | ermine fur | cotton cloth | felt skull cap | commercially tanned leather | ermine hide | metal buttons | braided human hair | tanned hide | wool cloth | wood beads | golden eagle feather fluffs | glass beads | Northern Plains

NA.203.1656
Plains | horn bonnet | ermin...
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NA.203.1656 | ca. 1900 | H: 13 in, width: 23 in | 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 | Horn style bonnet. Horns carved from wood with dark stain, attached to either side of ermine covered, tanned hide cap. Eagle and turkey feathers tied to top of cap; red feathers at base; yellow and natural horsehair at tips. Tips of horns covered with ermine strips, purple fluffs, orange horse hair. Metallic string tied between each horn and central feathers. Cap lined with cotton cloth, yellow paint on inside of brow. Chin strap made from twisted string. | NA.203.1656.jpg | horn bonnet | ermine | wood | golden eagle feathers | varnish | cotton string | dyed horse hair | cotton cloth | turkey feathers | dyed feathers | ermine fur | string | tanned hide | ermine hide | Plains

NA.203.1572
Central Plains | turban | er...
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NA.203.1572 | ca. 1880 | H: 4.5 in, L: 11.5 in | 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 | Man's turban style headdress with trailer made from otter hide and fur. Four (4) small pairs of ermine strips attached to turban; two (2) brass bells attached. Lined with orange wool cloth. Trailer decorated with whole ermine hide and fur, red and green feather accents. Small pieces of ermine and red and green feathers attached along length of trailer. | na.203.1572.jpg | turban | ermine fur | wool cloth | feathers | otter hide | otter fur | brass bells | dye | ermine hide | cotton thread. | Central Plains