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Fort Peck Indian Reservation...
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NA.702.5 | early 1900s | L: 36.625 in, width: 60.625 in | Property of the Missionary Education Movement, stamped on back, lower right | Communication and Media of Exchange: Writing and Records. Painted and drawn on muslin in brown, black and red. Count starts at 1800-1801 and ends at 1870 - 1871. 70 small paragraphs. Copy of Lone Dog's winter count. | na.702.5.jpg | NA.702.5.jpg | winter count | muslin | paint | Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana | Sioux

Northern Plains | Crow | dre...
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NA.202.39 | ca. 1885 | L: 21.75 in, width: 13.75 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Child's -- Blue wool tradecloth with red cloth neck yoke and band, red band at bottom of sleeves with strip of tan cloth. 3/4 of bodice (front and back) covered with imitation elk teeth. Sleeves completely covered with teeth. Rawhide ties at neck. | NA.202.39.JPG | NA.202.39.jpg | dress | wool | imitation | teeth | muslin | elk | rawhide | Northern Plains | Crow

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

Plateau | Salish | handbag |...
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NA.203.816 | ca. 1915 | L: 13.375 in, width: 12.75 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Dress and adornment- Personal adornment and Ritual Regalia. Square fully applique beaded front with a bouquet of five roses in cut clear dark red, clear dark reddish brown, cut reddish-orange and cut clear/pink hearts, with leaves and stems in cut clear green and cut clear/green hearts, and with a bow in cut red-orange and cut red, on iridescent cut clear background. Edges bound in zigzag edged strips of buckskin, smoked buckskin thong handles and ties. Back of purse and lining are red muslin with back lining machine quilted in a square design. | NA.203.816.JPG | na.203.816.jpg | handbag | muslin | Buckskin | applique | smoked | Beads | Plateau | Salish

Montana | Crow | saddle blan...
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NA.403.107 | ca. 1930's | L: 65 in, width: 35.125 in | Gift of Irving H. "Larry" Larom Estate | Transportation: Land Transportation. Tan muslin with navy and red wool strip at edge of one side and partway on adjoining sides. Wool decorated with turquoise and yellow beaded strips, also blue and white beading. Tabs added to two corners, with leather fringe, red wool and turquoise, pink and green beading. | NA.403.107.JPG | na.403.107.jpg | strips | saddle blanket | muslin | White | Beads | navy | seed | wool | pink | strips | turquoise | leather | yellow | green | blue | Red | tan | fringe | Montana | Crow

Rosebud Indian Reservation, ...
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NA.507.66 | ca. 1890 | L: 10.875 in, width: 4.375 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | 10 25 written in purple pocupine quills | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Deerskin, muslin, fringe on shirt; shirt decorated with porcupine quill strips across shoulders, down arms and around bottom; green beads between fringe; 10 25 good writtern in purple porcupine quills on shirt; leggings have remnants of yellow painted, white beading and edge beading; moccasins beaded in green, white and red white hearts. | NA.507.66view1.JPG | NA.507.66view2.JPG | Lettering | doll | muslin | cloth | pigment | porcupine quills | tanned | deer hide | seed beads | Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota | Sioux

Plains | ceremonial club | m...
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NA.502.161 | ca. 1900 | L: 26 in | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Medicine club sacred buffalo stone head. Wood handle wrapped in muslin; head made of triangular ammonite fossil head held on with strip of wood. | NA.502.161.JPG | NA.502.161.jpg | ceremonial club | muslin | fossil | wood | Plains

Northern Plains | club | mus...
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NA.108.84 | ca. 1900 | L: 22.25 in, width: 7 in | Gift of Harriet D. Reed and Betty N. Landercasper, In Memory of W. Guruea Dyer. | Utensils and implements - Fighting. Club - wood handle covered with muslin and fully wrapped in multi-color beads; leather loop at base of handle beaded in yellow, turquoise, and green; double pointed, stone head painted white; leather strip around head beaded in lt. and dark blue. | NA.108.84.JPG | NA.108.84.view2.jpg | club | muslin | stone | Beads | wood | multi-colored | leather | Northern Plains

Plains | wand | muslin | pin...
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NA.502.129 | ca. 1940 | L: 36 in, width: 3.125 in | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Wood handle covered with red muslin; five strips of multi-colored beads around handle; rosette beaded with triangle pattern in green and pink attached to handle with string of large black and white beads; two strings of black and white beads with red cloth at ends attached to bottom of rosette. | NA.502.129.JPG | na.502.129.jpg | triangle | rosette | wand | muslin | pink | black | string | multi-colored | wood | cloth | Beads | green | White | handle | Red | Plains

Nez Perce | toy cradle | mus...
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NA.507.95 | L: 9 in, width: 4.25 in | Simplot Collection; Gift of J.R. Simplot | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Brown cowhide with seed beads in lustre, bugle, and red white hearts. Muslin backing. Flap is buckskin (white). Pink cotton cloth, taffeta, olive green polyester. Buckskin backstrap. Muslin fringe. Geometric design. | NA.507.95.JPG | na.507.95.jpg | geometric | toy cradle | muslin | cotton | seed beads | taffeta | cowhide | polyester | Buckskin | Nez Perce

dress | muslin | pigment
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NA.202.1235 | 19Th Century | dress length: 56 in, sleeve to sleeve w/fringe: 55 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 | muslin and painted, 1557, good | NA.202.1235.JPG | dress | dress | muslin | pigment

moccasins, woman's | wool | ...
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NA.202.893 | H: 5.875 in, L: 9.5 in, width: 3.75 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Dress and Adornment: Dress and/or Festive Adornment. Brain tanned and smoked buckskin uppers and soles, thread sewn with welted seams, rectangular tongues and ankle wraps have zigzag notched edges. Applique beaded vamps have a foliate design with 3 leaf-like designs near tongue in medium blue with cut metallic centers, royal blue outlines and connecting lines also connect to 3 bud designs near toe in clear lime green with yellow centers and royal outlines banded on either side with yellow on the connecting lines; other branching lines are beaded with clear red and cut metallic silver, medium blue and milky white and cut metallic silver. Inserted in ankle seam is a navy blue wool cuff with red muslin edge binding. Leather thong tie and wrap goes through sides just below the anakle seams and through the tongue. | na.202.893v1.jpg | na.202.893v2.jpg | NA.202.893.JPG | foliate | moccasins, woman's | wool | muslin | braintanned | Buckskin | smoked | Beads

Plateau | pouch | muslin | a...
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NA.203.808 | ca. 1920 | L: 5.125 in, width: 4.25 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Dress and adornment, personal adornment and ritual regalia. Circular pouch with extended neck. Fully beaded canvas front applique stitched with an 8 point star motif with royal blue and clear dark red arms outlined in cut irridescent clear and cut irridescent dark green, white circle background with 4 small triangles of cut irridescent clear/green hearts outlined in clear orange; neck extension has a center rectangle of cut clear red with 2 unbeaded boxes where buckskin ties come through, surrounded by a cut clear violet rectangle with a border of cut clear red. Buckskin back has a central lazy stitch beaded cross of cut clear red with a cut clear violet center; outer edge has a narrow lazy stitch beaded border of cut clear red. Front and back are overcast stitched together with cut clear violet beads, one buckskin thong goes through holes front and back to tie pouch closed, a second buckskin thong is looped through back and knotted twice to form a hanging loop, neck of front is lined with pink muslin. | NA.203.808back.JPG | NA.203.808front.JPG | na.203.808.jpg | pouch | muslin | applique | Beads | canvas | Buckskin | Plateau

Woodlands | bandolier | seed...
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NA.203.182 | pouch length: 19 in, pouch width: 13.189 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Bandolier - brown wool pouch with applique and loom beaded decoration in floral design on white background. Loom beaded tabs at bottom with gray yarn tassles. Brown wool strap with loom beaded floral design, edges bound with red cloth. Pouch edges bound with brown cloth. Strap back lined with beige muslin. Remarks: Noted as original Buffalo Bill Museum collection, source unknown. | NA.203.182.JPG | na.203.182.jpg | bead decoration | floral | bandolier | seed | brown | Red | muslin | cloth | beige | Beads | yarn | wool | Gray | Woodlands

baby bonnet | lightweight | ...
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1.69.2581 | ca. 1850 | L: 6.5 in, width: 5.875 in | Baby bonnet, lightweight white windowpane-patterned muslin bonnet with set in back, lightweight white muslin ruffle all around; all French hand sewn; white cloth tape ties. | 1.69.2581.JPG | windowpane | baby bonnet | lightweight | muslin | White | hand sewn

Arikara | shield cover | pai...
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NA.108.13 | ca. 1875 | Diameter: 20 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Utensils and implements - Fighting (could also be used for ritual ceremonies). Shield cover - beige muslin painted in circle design (red and black) with two animal figures in center. Feather puff tassles on front. | na.108.13.JPG | NA.108.13.JPG | na.108.13.jpg | NA.108.13.jpg | animals | circle | shield cover | paint | muslin | feathers | Arikara

Sioux | Ghost Dance dress | ...
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NA.204.3 | L: 54.375 in, sleeve to sleeve: 51 in, bottom width: 37 in | Gift of The New Hampshire Historical Society | Dress and Adornment - Religious Attire. Ghost dance dress - muslin dress, T top with A line skirt, hand-sewn, dress is basically one piece front and back the width of the muslin with rectangles sewn at T ends to lengthen the sleeves and triangular inserts sewn into lower side seams to add bottom flare. Front and back have a rust painted V yoke, back yoke has painted border stripes of green, yellow and rust, neckline is gathered on a muslin tie with back slit. Front and back bodice have green painted vertical stripes, the last stripe falling on the seam where sleeve extension is added. Sleeve ends and hem have 1 stripe each of green, yellow and rust. On center front of skirt is painted a blue bird with blue and green out-spread wings. Body of skirt has mottled green painting. | NA.204.3back.JPG | NA.204.3front.JPG | na.204.3 v2.jpg | na.204.3 v1.jpg | na.204.3.jpg | stripes | bird | blue | Ghost Dance dress | muslin | pigment | hand sewn | Sioux

purse | muslin | cloth | bla...
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1.69.2558 | L: 6 in, width: 4.375 in | Ladies purse; rectangular; light brown leather top edge with black cloth tape drawstring; body of bag is muslin with net beaded covering in clear green with metallic gold faceted beads at net junctions; fringe at bottom of bag is 1-1/8" loops of clear green beads with large round white beads in middle; lining is muslin. | 1.69.2558.JPG | 1.69.2558.JPG | purse | muslin | cloth | black | rectangular | Beads | tape | light brown | leather

trousers | striped | button ...
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1.67.475 | ca. 1895 | waist circumference: 37 in, outseam length: 42.25 in, inseam length: 29 in | Gift of The Coe Foundation | Brain-tanned buffalo, commercial pattern cut with set-on waistband with suspender buttons, 5 button covered front fly with hook and eye at top, slash pockets in front, V'd center back with short 2 pronged clasp belt, bound edge inset back pockets, fringed the full length of side seams which have a 12 button flap opening from the knee down; machine sewn with white and dark yellow threads; blue striped white twill waistband lining with white muslin inner pockets, upper lining with white muslin inner pockets, upper lining (to just below crotch) and fly and leg flap facings; button holes stitched in dark yellow thread; suspender and front fly buttons are 4 hole stamped pot metal, leg flap buttons are brass with rounded tops with federal eagle trailing a banner; machine sewn hide patches-2 lower left rear, 1 top of left leg flap, 1 upper left front, 1 lower right rear, 1 upper right front. Condition: Heavy and stiff but show little wear; excessive added surface dirt. Missing 1 fly button, 2nd from bottom does not match. Missing far left front suspender button and rear suspender buttons. Missing bottom button from right leg flap. Origin: Not identified in the 1967 catalog or 1916 Ogdensburg Public Library catalogue as such but photographic evidence proves these trousers were worn by Calamity Jane. See 1.67.188 and 1.67.477 for Calamity Jane's vest and coat. For photo documentation see Potter and Benjamin cabinet photographs. | 1.67.477,475.JPG | trousers | striped | button front | muslin | buttons | buckle | back | machine sewn | brain-tanned | front | White | twill | dark yellow | pockets | fringe | brass | thread | blue | buffalo | patches

Northwest Coast | Yakama | l...
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NA.202.228 | ca. 1900 | L: 12.125 in, width: 6.625 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Beige muslin with bead panel in overlay geometric design. Edges bound with red wool, buckskin lacing on sides. Beige button at top side. Supposedly belonged to Chief Tommy Thompson. | NA.202.228.JPG | NA.202.228.view2.jpg | geometric | leggings | lacing | Red | cloth | muslin | wool | tanned | buttons | deer | Beads | hide | trade | seed | beige | overlay | Northwest Coast | Yakama

Colorado | Ute | toy cradle ...
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NA.507.75 | ca. 1890 | L: 15.5 in, width: 6.375 in, H: 6.5 in | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Wood frame with wooden slats on back, covered in muslin, wood slats over outside of hood; beaded along edges of hood in blue, cloth doll inside with tin cones on leather strips on hood and down front. | NA.507.75.JPG | na.507.75.jpg | toy cradle | muslin | frame | leather | seed | wood | cover | slats | strips | blue | Beads | tin | cones | Colorado | Ute

Salish | saddle blanket | hi...
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NA.403.197 | L: 113 in, width: 12.25 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Transportation, Land Transportation. Tan hide blanket with a muslin lining has red tradecloth on either end of body and across the back end, decorated with seed beads of light and dark blue, pink and white in two large geometric designs which are identical on either end, with zigzag points running the length of the body of light and dark blue and white. Small mulit-colored bells trim the outer edges of the red ground (some are missing). Sequins dot at intervals, outlining the geometric designs. Short fringe (1") trims the length of the body of back and long fringe (30") hangs from either end. There are two double hide laces for fastening at the front end of body. | na.403.197.jpg | zigzag | geometric | saddle blanket | hide | Tradecloth | muslin | bells | seed | Beads | Salish

Salish | horse chest decorat...
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NA.403.198 | L: 56 in, width: 17.5 in | Simplot collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Transportation, Land Transportation. Chest decoration of red trade cloth on the face and muslin backing, with brass and gold bugle beads outlining every section. Center section is covered entirely with a white seed bead ground and three large royal blue flowers on either side, green with red squares down the center. Both uprights have four large royal blue seed bead flowers with green and gold stems. Tin cones with red horsehair and brass bells adorn the bottom. Hide ties are at the top of each upright. | na.403.198.jpg | NA.403.198.JPG | floral | squares | horse chest decoration | hide | horsehair | tin cones | muslin | Beads | brass | seed | bugle | Tradecloth | Salish

Salish | Plateau | pouch | c...
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NA.203.832 | early 1900s | L: 5.5 in, width: 5.125 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Dress and Adornment, Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. U-shaped muslin front fully applique stitch beaded with a cowboy riding a bucking horse. Cowboy has a cut periwinkle blue shirt, cut clear pink vest, cut dark red bandana and cuffs, dark blue pants and white chaps, horse is black with white stockings, rope and rigging are cut light orange, flying hat is cut clear amber-on pale blue and light turquoise background upper border is cut clear blue; sides have beaded lace in clear brown, cut silver, cut iridescent dark green and cut iridescent clear; metal zipper top opening; white commerical leather back with beaded zigzag along top edge in cut iridescent bluegreen and a single narrow white leather belt loop; lining and inside pocket are white lining fabric. | NA.203.832.JPG | na.203.832.jpg | horse | zigzag | Cowboy | pouch | commerical | muslin | fabric | metal | leather | Beads | Salish | Plateau