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NA.504.208
Blackfeet | pipe stem | rabb...
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NA.504.208 | 1880 | L: 11.625 in, Diameter: .5 in | Ritual and Recreation: Smoking and Narcotics. Wood wrapped in red painted leather thong. Hanging at one end are dew claws, a concho shell, and a bell. Hanging off the other end is a circular tin medallion, four strips of rabbit fur and two beaded dangles in blue and turquoise with two bells. | NA.504.208.JPG | na.504.208.jpg | pipe stem | rabbit | medallion | seed | strips | leather | turquoise | four | Beads | circular | thong | painted | stem | fur | bell | concho shell | wood | blue | dew claws | wrapped | tin | Blackfeet

NA.502.13
Northern Plains | Apsáalook...
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NA.502.13 | ca. 1870 | Diameter: 18 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Tanned and painted rawhide frame covered with tanned hide. Bundles of bald eagle feathers and hawk tail feathers with beaded medicine pouches attached. Button on top center pouch. Bald eagle feather stems wrapped with red wool and glass beads attached. Medallion in center of pony beads and fur tail. Buffalo hide strap. Vertical lines painted across front cover in red pigment. | NA.502.13.JPG | na.502.13.jpg | dance shield | medallion | Prairie Falcon | bald eagle | Cooper's Hawk | rawhide | red ochre | trade | Ferruginous Hawk | hide | tanned deer hide | fur tail | deer | wool | glass | tanned | hawk | Beads | cloth | Red | seed | feathers | Jack Rabbit | buffalo | pigment | button | bald eagle feathers | Northern Plains | Apsáalooke | Crow

NA.202.26
Southern Plains | Arapaho | ...
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NA.202.26 | ca. 1890 | L: 10.5 in, width: 3.75 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, lazy stitch bead decoration of two strips on vamp, outlining and circular medallion on tongue, double border lane along bottom edge. Fringe along outside of vamp. Separate soft sole. | NA.202,26.A&B.JPG | NA.202.26.JPG | Moccasins | medallion | Beads | lazy stitch | tanned | fringe | seed | deer | hide | strips | Southern Plains | Arapaho

NA.202.161
Kiowa | Plains | Moccasins |...
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NA.202.161 | ca. 1900 | L: 5 in, width: 2.25 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Baby's -- Tanned, deer hide, lazy stitch bead strips on vamp and ankle flaps. Bead medallion on vamp with row of fringe. Bead border lane along bottom edge. Fringe heel trailers. Rawhide soles. | NA.202.161A&B.JPG | na.202.161.jpg | Moccasins | tanned | fringe | lazy stitch | medallion | rawhide | hide | soles | seed | Beads | deer | Kiowa | Plains

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.202.329
Northern Plains | bustle | h...
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NA.202.329 | ca. 1930 | overall length: 42 in, width: 14 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Dance -- Beige muslin cloth and navy blue wool panels with rows of eagle and hawk feathers. Rawhide panel at top with geometric painted design. Rawhide medallion at top center with painted design. One spike with wrapped quillwork with cloth and fur tassles at end. (*Dance Regalia) | na.202.329.jpg | geometric | bustle | hawk | porcupine | painted | rawhide | cloth | fur | medallion | muslin | navy blue | trade | beige | wrapped | feathers | panel | wool | eagle | quills | Northern Plains

1.69.265
Willcox & Gibbs, New York | ...
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1.69.265 | 1931 | H: 30 in, width: 31 in, depth: 15.5 in | Needle bar arm is printed in gold: WILLCOX & GIBBS S.M. CO, Gold medallion in machine base has a raised WG monogram with raised lettering: WILLCOX & GIBBS/DEPOSEE/SEWING MACH. Co. NEW YORK, Chrome work plate, left side is stamped: PATENTED IN U.S.A./MAR. 28-82. APRIL 17-83. (TWO)/NOV.22-87. FEB. 12, 19, 26-89./AUG. 28-94. (THREE)//WILLCOX & GIBBS/SEWING MACHINE Co/NEW YORK/LONDON/PARIS/PATENTED IN/GREAT BRITAIN/1502-82, - 1931 - 83./17076-88, - 16385-94./BREVETEE EN FRANCE/S.G.D.G./MADE IN U.S.A. | Willcox and Gibbs sewing machine with oak cabinet and cast iron stand and treadle; black and chrome sewing machine decorated with gold grape leaves and grapes, needle bar arm; chromed work plate is stamped with a stitch information chart in lower right; dark oak cabinet has fold down top-work surface, drop down front and 4 small drawers (B-E) with round knobs in inset finger holes. Bottom right drawer (E) empty but has a paper label glued to right side printed: IMPORTANT/USE ONLY GENUINE NEEDLES/AND BEST SEWING MACHINE OIL/...; cast iron curilinear floral design stand and treadle with WG monogram incorporated into design, dark brown painted with copper-gold highlights, treadle wheel guide has raised lettering: WILLCOX & GIBBS/SAFETY PITMAN/PAT.JAN.25, 1870; flywheel cover has illegible raised lettering; treadle shaft has raised lettering: PAT.AUG. 9 `70. | 1.69.265v2.jpg | 1.69.265.jpg | gold | grapes | grape leaves | sewing machine | oak | gold | medallion | chrome | treadle | cabinet | black | stand | cast iron | Willcox & Gibbs, New York

NA.203.769
Northern Plains | bustle | f...
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NA.203.769 | 1890 | depth: 8.75 in, width: 38 in, H: 21.5 in | Gift of Pauline Hills and Thelma Crandall | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Dance bustle - rawhide rectangle folded in half with sticks top and bottom for support and sides laced together with leather thongs; 3 feather groups - one upper left, one upper right and one center bottom; top 2 groups are split and cut owl feathers, some dyed yellow, red and pink, in center of groups are 3 dark brown wing feathers with the longest 2 tied together and trimmed at the tip with coarse gray yarn, small pink feathers, yellow grosgrain ribbon and 2 brass bells; bottom group is turkey, owl and other feathers, some split, some dyed purple and green, with a central circle of cut yellow-dyed feathers and a star design beaded medallion in green, red/white hearts, white, gresy blue and yellow seed beads with center left unbeaded; leather thong ties hold feather groups to rawhide. | NA.203.769.JPG | na.203.769.jpg | star | bustle | feathers | leather | Gray | yarn | red/white hearts | rawhide | medallion | wing | beaded | brass | grosgrain | sticks | ribbon | Turkey | bells | yellow | owl | Northern Plains

1.69.1940
watch fob | leather | relief...
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1.69.1940 | ca. 1911 | Diameter: 1.969 in | Scratched into the back: E.S. Hoopes/Hoopes | Two Bill's watch fob medallion and black leather strap, c. 1911. Medallion is plated metal with profiles of Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill in relief. | 1.69.1940.JPG | profiles of Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill | watch fob | leather | relief | medallion | strap

NA.201.9
Hidatsa | rosette | porcupin...
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NA.201.9 | ca. 1890 | Diameter: 5.5 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Dress and Adornment: Round leather medallion decorated with porcupine quills, thunderbird design in yellow, red, pink, purple, blue and natural. Three leather thongs hang from the center periodically wrapped with green or purple porcupine quills. Two also have deer dew claws while the dew claw is missing off of the third thong. | na.201.9.JPG | na.201.9.jpg | thunderbird design | rosette | porcupine | yellow | deer | pink | dew claws | purple | thongs | colors | wrapped with quills | three | green | blue | medallion | Red | natural | quills | leather | round | Hidatsa

NA.203.76
Northern Plains | headband |...
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NA.203.76 | ca. 1900 | L: 19.25 in, width: 1 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Headband - loom beaded band in geometric design with medallion on one end, canvas cloth backing. Rey yarn ties on each end. | NA.203.76.JPG | na.203.76.jpg | geometric | headband | yarn | Tradecloth | Red | canvas | Beads | seed | medallion | Northern Plains