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NA.203.1564
Southern Arapaho | Oklahoma ...
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NA.203.1564 | ca. 1890 | L: 28 in, width: 7.75 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 | Tanned bison hide, cut into narrow apron, leather ties on either end to bind. Cut with approx. 1"W V-d edge at bottom. The bottom V'd edge is finished with the off-white quills, stitched through the hide. Three sections (3), each with a bison tail with hide on, piece of bison hide w/ fur on, top has rawhide piece divided into 3 section each wrapped with un-dyed porcupine quills, and striped with brown fern/plant fiber; each end has hide tie with quilled loop, with partial dew claw attached, all tacked down with 1 piece of leather tie, going through body of objects. On one side of center assemblage is one (1) long (30"+) leather strip wrapped in quills, bent at top to make two strands; one end has small quilled loop attached with hide strip. On opposite side of center are three, thin leather strips, wrapped with quills in sections to resemble stripes, with remnants of white feather fluffs. Between the assemblages are a total of four (4) 2 ¾" L quill and fiber strips sewn into the hide base. There are also two (2) quill-only 1 ½" L square crosses. One quill-wrapped strand on an end with cut hawk feathers and some fluff, attached to leather strip through the base. Same on opposite end, but without feathers. On each end of apron is attached quilled strip, wrapped around, to form a loop with two dew claws also attached. This is object and the dance, etc. are described in Alfred Kroeber's The Arapaho, 1983, pp. 210-226. From Bulletin AMNH [Vol. XVII, 1902]. Portion attached. Print out from AMNH of similar object, also attached. | NA.203.1564.v2.jpg | na.203.1564.jpg | NA.203.1564.v1.jpg | apron | hawk feathers | feather fluffs | sinew | plant fiber | tanned bison hide | buffalo hair | dew claws | bison tail | porcupine quills | Southern Arapaho | Oklahoma | Indian Territory

NA.203.1439
Plains | Feather bonnet | fe...
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NA.203.1439 | ca. 1900 | bonnet height: 15 in, circumference: 26 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 with hawk feathers. Brown felt cap; feathers attached with rawhide and parfleche loops; red and green wool wraps with brass bells at top, white and pink feather fluffs at tips. No brow band; Dark leather trim with silver metal studs around circumference. Quill covered circle with four directions cross inside, four pink quill accents at temples. Hawk feathers with quills wrapped in green thread tied below temples. Smaller golden eagle body feathers tied to top of cap with cotton string. Cap, feathers look original with contemporary additions of leather edging and hawk feathers. | NA.203.1439.jpg | NA.203.1439.v1.jpg | NA.203.1439.v2.JPG | Feather bonnet | feathers | hawk feathers | felt skull cap | golden eagle feather fluffs | porcupine quills | metal | quills | golden eagle tail feathers | metal stud | brass bells | Beads | dyed feathers | feather | dyed porcupine quills | leather | wool cloth | tanned hide | cotton string | commercially tanned leather | Plains

NA.205.117
Wyoming | Eastern Shoshone |...
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NA.205.117 | ca. 1912 | bonnet height: 18 in | golden eagle feathers, hawk feathers, commercial felt cap, cotton cloth, tanned hide, wool cloth, dyed horse hair, glass beads, cotton thread, adhesive | Feather bonnet, swept back style, single-line trail; with black felt skull cap, covered with burgundy floral calico cloth and edged on bottom in plain cotton muslin; surrounded by 18 golden eagle tail and flight feathers, top of cap has split and curled hawk feathers, same as hanging feathers on either side of brow band. Also two (2) wrapped tail feathers hang down from each side of cap, with dyed horse hair attached at tip. Hide strip tie attached each side to tie under chin. Brow band (8”L, 1 ½” wide) is hide strip, pinked on top edge, with majority white seed beads, and three (3) design elements of red square cross in center, and two (2) light green triangle outlined in red, one on either side of cross. Trail of 36 similar feathers looped onto thin strip of hide, and through strip of plain cotton muslin, and back with same calico cloth – hand stitched. Quill bases are wrapped with rawhide loop folded over bottom, then the whole wrapped in red cloth and tied with cotton string; some feathers have been re- covered with green wool cloth. Hide lace passed through each feather on cap and trailer to make upright. Feathers graduate in length from long to short from top to bottom of trailer. From Eastern Shoshone history website: “Also a similar monument at the head of the grave of Bazil, her adopted son, and a granite headstone at the grave of Maggie Meyers, the daughter of Baptiste, and a similar granite monument was placed by her, at the head of the grave of Andrew Bazil, the son of Bazil, with a suitable inscription on each, indicating their relationship to Sacajawea.” Andrew Bazil was noted as a farmer and Sun Dance leader at WRR in 1884. See also “People of Wind River by Henry Stamm, pg. 230 for more information on Andrew Bazil. Nash written on end of trailer – see also NA.203.1506. | NA.205.117.v1.jpg | NA.205.117.v2.jpg | feather bonnet and trailer | adhesive | hawk feathers | cotton cloth | commercial felt cap | wool cloth | tanned hide | cotton thread | dyed horse hair | glass beads | golden eagle feathers | Wyoming | Eastern Shoshone | Wind River Indian Reservation

NA.203.1583
Plains | necklace | trailer ...
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NA.203.1583 | ca. 1860 | L: 16.5 in, width: 11 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 | Bear claw necklace with otter and trailer. Base of necklace made from body of otter and grizzly bear claws. Some claws appear to be wood, may have been added or substituted. Red pigment underside of claws. Brass beads between each claw; white pony beads at base between claws, proper right half; blue pony beads at base between claws, proper left half. Brass buttons on otter's eyes. Otter tail and hind legs, paws, attached on one side of double red trade cloth trailer. Blue beaded ball with ermine strips, red silk ribbons, eagle fluffs, body of yellow and black bird (possibly Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii), hawk feathers, and green horse hair with quill wraps attached to otter's neck. | na.203.1583.jpg | necklace | trailer | tanned hide | eagle feathers | grizzly bear claws | brass buttons | pigment | otter hide | glass beads | wood | hawk feathers | dyed horse hair | ermine | brass beads | silk ribbon | wool cloth | otter fur | Bullock's Oriole | porcupine quills | Plains

NA.205.116
Northern Plains | buffalo | ...
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NA.205.116 | ca.1870 | bonnet height: 8 in, Diameter: 7 in, overall length: 67 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 bonnet and trailer. Bonnet consists of felt, buffalo hide and fur and slim horns of unidentified origin. Beaded brow band with blue and red tipi designs, red crosses on white ground. Four feather stems wrapped in green wool on bonnet. Blue wool trailer backed and edged with tan cloth, hand stitched. Hawk feathers wrapped in green wool cloth attached to trailer. Feathers colored with yellow ochre. Horse hair tuft, with red dye, attached to end of trailer. | NA.205.116.jpg | NA.205.116.v1.jpg | buffalo | horn bonnet | glass beads | cotton cloth | buffalo fur | horn | wool cloth | felt | hawk feathers | tanned hide | cotton thread | buffalo hide | Northern Plains

NA.203.1545
Canada | Siksika | Blackfoot...
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NA.203.1545 | 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 | Was in exhibition catalogue "Native Americans: Five Centuries of Changing Images" - plate 74. Full cap bonnet of bison hide w/ hair on, brow band edged in red wool. Short (9 ½") trailer of bison hide with hair on attached to headpiece. Three (3) rows of (4) four bison hair tufts per row on trailer. Shaved down bison horns on either side of headpiece; one painted red, attached with hide. Quill wrapped 4 spoke discs on either side, majority white with red at where spoke meets wheel. Four (4) hawk feathers hanging from each side strung on tanned hide, green and blue glass tube beads mixed in to feather grouping. Leather strip as head tie. | na.203.1545.jpg | na.203.1545v2.jpg | bonnet | porcupine quills | bison horns | bison hide | rawhide | hawk feathers | pigment | bison hair | wool cloth | tanned hide | glass beads | Canada | Siksika | Blackfoot

NA.203.1647
Northern Plains | headdress ...
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NA.203.1647 | ca. 1890 | circumference: 28 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. Composite piece. Felt cap; eagle and dyed turkey feathers attached with rawhide loops; green wool and corduroy (recent addition) wraps secured with cotton string; white and bright green feather fluffs (recent addition) at base of feathers. Beaded brow band, recent 20th century addition; white ground with multi-colored tipi designs; red edging. Owl and hawk (?) feathers attached near temples with string. Smaller white eagle feathers attached on top of cap; long plume with feathers stripped off, blue fluff tied with string, attached to top of cap. | NA.203.1647.jpg | NA.203.1647.v2.JPG | NA.203.1647.v1.jpg | headdress | Feather bonnet | golden eagle feather fluffs | rawhide | leather | golden eagle feathers | feathers | golden eagle tail feathers | Beads | dyed feathers | hawk feathers | felt skull cap | cotton string | tanned hide | wool cloth | glass beads | owl feathers | Northern Plains

NA.205.110
Northern Plains | Hunkpapa L...
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NA.205.110 | ca. 1850 | L: 72 in, width: 8.5 in, width: 10.5 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 | Split horn, feather bonnet with trailer. Tanned hide skull cap, covered with yellow pigment, beaded brow band in in white pony beads with 4 blue pony beads triangles, brass bells above it. Skull cap covered with bundles of eagle and hawk feathers - some clipped. Two split bison horns on skull cap, each has been carved with teeth on outside edge. Horns were connected together on each side with two strings of seed beads on sinew in striped sections of dark blue and white. The tip of one horn is broken off, and not attached to the two strings of beads. Between the two horns, a 13"L Commander feather extends from top of skull cap - carved with small diagonal lines at bottom, top is wrapped in sinew and has eagle down feather and dark red dyed horsehair (replacement - seen on other objects) attached. Mass of feather bunches on front of cap, red dyed feathers added to front above brow band - replacement pieces. Four (4) ermine tubes hang from either side of cap, along with 3 and 4 full possible owl feathers. Attached to back of cap is 63"L red wool trailer. The first segment of trailer has 16"L piece of canvas cloth sewn on by top edge, both sides of canvas are edged red cotton cloth, and cut away on the bottom. On either side of cloth are flat bundles of horse hair in two sections - five total on each side. Single trail of 32 golden eagle feathers runs down center of trailer, punched through the wool strung each wrapped in rawhide, red wool and strung on leather strip, and supported by long piece of hide under the wool. Each feather is tipped in dyed yellow horse hair (replacement - same color hair seen on other bonnets). Base of each feather has (replacement) red dyed feather fluffs inserted. | Collected at Grand River, Standing Rock Reservation. | na.205.110.jpg | NA.205.110.jpg | Dog Soldier bonnet and trailer | pigments | rawhide | wool cloth | dyed horse hair | tanned hide | eagle down fluff | bison horn | golden eagle feathers | ermine | dyed feather fluffs | hawk feathers | brass bells | Cotton cloth | adhesive | glass beads | sinew | canvas | dyed porcupine quills | Horse Hair | Northern Plains | Hunkpapa Lakota

NA.502.338
Northern Plains | pipe tomah...
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NA.502.338 | ca. 1870 | diameter of handle: 3 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 | Steel pipe tomahawk with spontoon shaped and pierced blade and bowl. Wood handle has been burnished with a dark design overall. End of handle has notch end, round in cross section. Two (2) hide strips tied through drilled hole at end. One attachment is cloth wrapped in light blue seed beads, tied around a bunch of red dyed horse hair; single golden eagle feather attached to hide strip, attached and wrapped with sinew. Second strip is 3 accipiter feathers – 1 wing and two fluffs – wrapped at top with red wool cloth, stitched with cotton thread. | NA.502.338.jpg | pipe tomahawk | cotton thread | wool cloth | tanned hide | sinew | golden eagle feathers | hawk feathers | dyed horse hair | glass beads | wood | Northern Plains

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