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1.69.2568
Unknown | chair | nails | wo...
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1.69.2568 | ca. 1900 | H: 43.75 in, L: 26.125 in, width: 24 in | Gift of Jonene Geile | Rustic weathered arm chair; handmade from peeled (pine possibly) tree branches or small tree trunks; commercial curved wood slat seat salvaged from a more weathered outdoor chair or bench; back-rest has 2 horizontal boards with ends tapered to fit slots cut in upright supports, 5 vertical posts with front sides flattened have ends carved into pegs which fit into holes in horizontal boards; front legs, seat frame, arms and horizontal leg braces all have ends carved into pegs which fit into holes in adjoining pieces, many joints are reinforced with a variety of screws and nails; front to back runner footing. Possibly belonged to W.F. Cody or used on one of his properties. | 1.69.2568.jpg | 1.69.2568.JPG | chair | nails | wood | branches | handmade | screws | tree | Unknown

NA.106.334
Arapaho | Wind River Indian ...
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NA.106.334 | ca. 1885 | L: 11.5 in, diameter of handle: 2 in, width: 3.75 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Utensils and implements - Household. Hide scraper - bone, 90 degree bend at top; metal blade attached with leather thong. 2 nails in bottom, 2 small nails at bend. | NA.106.334.JPG | hide scraper | nails | metal | bone | blade | leather | Arapaho | Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming

NA.106.48B
Sioux | Northern Plains | st...
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NA.106.48B | ca. 1885 | L: 15.75 in, width: 21.125 in | Gift of Mr. J. C. "Kid" Nichols | Utensils and implements - Household. Pair of storage bags - tanned with lazy stitch geometric design on white background. Tin cone and red horse hair danglers attached. Bag mounted on wooden slat board along top edge of back side. Buckskin handle and wood attached with metal nails. | na.106.48b.jpg | NA106.48VIEW2.JPG | geometric | storage bag | tin | tanned | nails | wood | hide | seed | deer | Beads | hair | horse | Sioux | Northern Plains

1.69.1292
dresser | wood | nails | wal...
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1.69.1292 | ca. 1870 | Black walnut marble topped dresser with mirror, stained dark brown; mirror frame is trimmed with raised designs and grooves, top is inset with a long rectangle of decoration dark grained wood inlaid with a flower and leaf design in blonde wood, s small shelf is mounted on each side of mirror; dresser has a pair of small drawers on each side of center, tops of small drawers frameworks and center section are covered with gray-grained white marble; fronts of small drawers have a raised oblong of decorative dark-grained wood, two drawers have crosswise wood dividers and brass pulls with rings and two have brass pulls with black knobs; large drawer fronts have two raised oblongs of decorative dark-grained wood, a raised diamond and circle keyhole trim and two brass pulls with black knobs, all brass pulls have a raised crown and leaf design; drawers are dovetail construction on front side and pegs on rear sides; dresser is mounted on 4 metal casters with metal wheels; square nails used in construction can be seen on back of dresser and mirror; c. 1840. DIMENSIONS: Mirror A: 53-1/8 (134.9 cm) X 41-1/2 (105.4 cm) X 7-1/2 (19.0 cm); Dresser base B: 25 (63.5 cm) X 43-3/8 (110.2 cm) X 18-7/8 (48.0 cm); 2 drawer boxes C&D: 8-3/8 (21.3 cm) X 10-3/8 (26.3 cm) X 18-1/8 (46.0 cm); C&D Marble Tops E&F: 3/4 (1.9 cm) X 11-1/4 (28.5 cm) X 17.5/8 (44.8 cm); C&D Small Drawers G&H: 2-15/16 (7.5 cm) X 8-3/4 (22.2 cm) X 15-3/8 (39.0 cm) without pulls; C&D Small divided drawers I&J: 2-15/16 (7.5 cm) X 8-3/4 (22.2 cm) X 15-3/8 (39.0 cm) without pulls; Large drawers in base K&L: 7-7/8 (20.0 cm) X 37-1/2 (95.3 cm) X 16-5/8 (42.3 cm) without pulls. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition. Missing top right front corner piece and missing right side baseboard. Right edge of front baseboard is badly chipped. Finish is peeling or has peeled from about 90% of surface area. Right 2 drawer framework has completely separated into its component pieces. ORIGIN: Part of a set given to May Cody by Buffalo Bill in the early 1870's. (See Document File) 1960 BBM Catalog #207 (this was written in pencil). Purchased by the BBMA from the above sources, niece and great-niece of Buffalo Bill. Reaccessioned 5-88 by EAB. | 1.69.1292A-L.jpg | 1.69.1292B.jpg | foliate | Diamond | crown | floral | dresser | wood | nails | walnut | metal | mirror | brass | inlaid | dovetail | marble

NA.108.153
Pawnee | Chahiksichahiks | P...
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NA.108.153 | ca. 1840 | L: 10 in, width: 3 in, Diameter: 7 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 | Plain, shaved down bison horn, with 2 ¼"dark horn base, 6 small nails through horn at base.. Metal half lobe through base, ½" wide bison hide strap looped through and sewn together at bottom of the carved throat. Carved, ¼" raised ring, leads to wooden spout that has been broken off. | na.108.153.jpg | powder horn | nails | metal | tanned bison hide | bison horn | wood | Powder Horn Chahiksichahiks (Pawnee), Central Plains, ca. 1840 Bison horn, tanned bison hide, metal, wood, nails. Beautiful in its simplicity, this powder horn was an important part of a man's set of weapons. NA.108.153 | Pawnee | Chahiksichahiks | Plains | Central Plains

1.69.2567
chair | nails | screws | bra...
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1.69.2567 | ca. 1900 | H: 42.5 in, L: 27 in, width: 24 in | Gift of Jonene Geile | Rustic, weathered arm chair; handmade from peeled (pine?) tree branches or small tree trunks; commercial curved wood slat seat salvaged from a more weathered outdoor chair or bench; backrest has 2 horizontal boards with ends tapered to fit slots cut in upright supports, 5 vertical posts with front sides flattened have ends carved into pegs which fit into holes in horizontal boards; front legs, seat frame, arms and horizontal leg braces all have ends carved into pegs which fit into holes in adjoining pieces, many joints are reinforced with a variety of screws and nails; front to back runner footing. Condition: Very weathered-wood is gray and cracked overall, seat is darker gray with cracks and raised grain (may have been partially burned prior to use in this chair); most of screws and nails are rusty and appear to be later additions. Origin: Gift of Jonene Geile. Possibly belonged to W.F. Cody or used on one of his properties. | 1.69.2568 and 1.69.2567.JPG | chair | nails | screws | branches | handmade | tree | wood

1.67.560
saddle | leather | metal | w...
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1.67.560 | H: 7.75 in, L: 17.25 in, width: 8.75 in | Gift of The Coe Foundation | Saddle, rawhide covered wood side bars and rounded forks (hoops), originally sinew sewn, repaired on hoops with silver wire and reinforced with nails (some square) where hoops join sidebars; commercially tanned 2-3/4" wide brown leather strap seat looped over hoops and loosely secured with leather thong "stitching", edges of seat have 2 pair of holes bordering a set of three holes (possibly once used to tie top and bottom pieces of seat together); commercially tanned dark brown leather double rigging tied to side bars front and back with leather thong ties, right side has a square metal ring at front rig and a round metal ring at rear rig with leather straps attached by sinew stitching and leather thong tieing, cinch straps are perforated for buckles, left side has round metal rings front and rear and connecting strap has a single metal rivet holding it together, front strap is attached to front ring with a leather thong tie; side bars have rectangular pads of heavy canvas sinew sewn over a filling of folded burlap; red wool tradecloth and red, white and blue plaid cotton cloth, attached to side bars with leather thong ties. Condition: Worn; commercial leather rigging and seat have cracked finishes and are dry and very worn; left front side bar rawhide seam is split. Origin: Original studio collection of Frederic S. Remington. Previously mistakenly accessioned into the BBM collection as 1.69.915 | 1.67.560.JPG | saddle | leather | metal | wire | dark brown | sinew | canvas | silver | nails | heavy | commercially tanned | Cotton cloth | burlap | white and blue plaid | red wool | Tradecloth | rawhide | ring

NA.403.242
Blackfeet | Plains | quirt |...
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NA.403.242 | ca. 1860 | L: 31.75 in, Diameter: 4.5 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 | Carved antler handle, with three (3) rings, then two (2) rings carved near top of handle. A hole is drilled through the top portion for the leather hand strap. From second ring down 8" a zig-zag design is scratched into the surface on the top (narrow portion) of antler, leading to very small nail and 7 brass tacks nailed into the side. Bottom has two (2) rings carved around, and the very bottom edge has small box 'teeth' carved. The other narrow side has 3 or more metal pieces, and 1 brass tack hammered into the antler, with red pigment around it, and 1 ½" carved zig-zag then 6 brass tacks. The two wider, flatter sides of the antler have 2 ¾" L hourglass shapes carved into the bottom portion of the handle, with vertical lines covering the length of the hourglass. The bottom of the handle has been carved out and a doubled up leather strap was nailed in. The top portion of the leather strap is wrapped in red wool cloth, and the top of that is then wrapped in thick sinew-like material. Currently, and modernly, "fixed" with a piece of plastic-like thread to hold handle to strap - taking to Conservation for evaluation. | na.403.242.jpg | quirt | metal | wood | nails | brass tacks | elk antler | wool cloth | pigment | sinew | tanned hide | Blackfeet | Plains

NA.502.145
Blackfoot | Montana | rattle...
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NA.502.145 | ca. 1885 | L: 9.5 in, diameter of head: 4.25 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Circular rawhide head with leather string at top. Wooden handle with groove carved around base. Head attached to handle with small nails. | na.502.145.jpg | NA.502.145.JPG | rattle | rawhide | leather | nails | string | circular | handle | wooden | Blackfoot | Montana

1.67.149
powder horn | horn | leather...
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1.67.149 | ca. 1840 | pouch length: 5.25 in, pouch width: 5.125 in | Credit Line: Gift of The Coe Foundation. Powder horn with nail heads exposed around top and leather closing and attached is buckskin pouch with flap closing, fringe along bottom, c. 1840. Gift of above source, 1967 catalog no. 22a. | 1.67.149.JPG | powder horn | horn | leather | nails | Buckskin

1.67.540
war club | iron | nails | ob...
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1.67.540 | L: 23.125 in, width: 2.75 in | Credit line: Gift of The Coe Foundation, Description: War club oblong body with rounded handle with hole drilled through it, body is painted red-orange with incised chevron and snake designs on each side, notches cut into end, one edge is studded with 13 screws and 3 square iron nails. Origin: Original studio collection of artist Frederic S. Remington. Was mistakenly accessioned into the PIM collection as NA.108.55 | 1.67.540.JPG | snake | chevron | war club | iron | nails | oblong | screws

1.69.1803
horseshoe | rusted | nails |...
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1.69.1803 | unknown | L: 5.5 in, width: 5.125 in | Single iron horseshoe (rusted) with nails in holes, n.d. | 1.69.1803.JPG | horseshoe | rusted | nails | iron | single

NA.102.177
powder horn and wood plug | ...
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NA.102.177 | L: 9.25 in, base diameter: 2.25 in | Gift of Mr. J. R. Simplot | Utensils and Implements: Hunting. (A) Yellow and brown cow horn, carved with 2 raised rings toward tip where horn shades from yellow to brown; carved wood plug (B) with raised ring; rounded wood base fits into large end and is held in place with brass nails; iron screw in base has a braided rust yarn strap tied to it, other end of strap ties between carved rings on horn. | na.102.177a-b.JPG | na.102.177.jpg | rings | powder horn and wood plug | braided | iron | plug | yarn | cow | rust | brass | carved | horn | yellow | nails | brown | wood | screw

NA.106.936
Kiowa | Southern Plains | fi...
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NA.106.936 | ca. 1880 | L: 20 in, diameter of handle: 2 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 | Piece of wood, tapered slightly, fully beaded in peyote stitch (majority turquoise with single red zig-zags (3), and 3 in white), serves as handle, at top is rounded and sized piece of wood, nailed to base, with wooden point (1 ½"L) glued to knob. Topped with wooden cover, hand carved, (2 ½"L). At bottom of handle are two small leather balls, covered in beads (white, red, green - black, yellow, white red) with 8 ½"L slightly twisted strands of hide fringe, some plain, some dyed teal. Additional hide strip at base of handle tied off as loop. Lighter colored piece of hide split in two and placed over wood knob. | na.106.936.jpg | fire carrier | tanned hide | pigment | glass beads | wood | glue | cotton thread | nails | Kiowa | Southern Plains

NA.108.215
Eastern Plains | war club | ...
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NA.108.215 | 1860-1880 | L: 39.25 in, Diameter: 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 | gun stock like base, embedded with brass tacks in three (3) row stripes (horizontal) and two row stripes (angled), and three and two row blocks for 24” down from the top of club, and one single tack – on both sides. Painted in red (7”) and yellow (8 ¼”) segments from the top down. Three (3) blades protruding in 5”L area, put through a slit in the wood, apparently reinforced with nails. Each blade is 5 ½” L exposed. Small hole drilled through the top (1/4” dia). Handle is carved out round piece with hole, and circled with 6 brass tacks. Faded blue silk cord wrapped around bottom portion (5 ½”). Painted areas look retouched, some tacks are new. | NA.108.215.jpg | NA.108.215.v1.jpg | war club | wood | metal | silk | brass tacks | pigment | nails | Eastern Plains

1.69.2385
chest | leather | iron | nai...
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1.69.2385 | ca. 1800 | H: 15.5 in, L: 29.625 in, depth: 14 in | Wood chest, handmade with large dovetailed corners, painted/stained dark brown with overlaid light wood veneer star and arrow motifs on sides and front; hand-wrought and stamped cutout iron lock plate attached to front with square nails; hand-wrought iron hasp (missing latch) and hand-wrought paired iron eye nails for hinges for the top; lid has cracked horizontally and is held together in 3 places with leather thongs wrapped and tied through holes punched on either side of the break; interior is unfinished with back of lock mechanism and ends of nails showing. | 1.69.2385.jpg | 1.69.2385.jpg | arrow | star | chest | leather | iron | nails | wood

NA.106.48A
Sioux | Northern Plains | st...
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NA.106.48A | ca. 1885 | L: 15.75 in, width: 21.125 in | Gift of Mr. J. C. "Kid" Nichols | Utensils and implements - Household. Pair of storage bags - tanned with lazy stitch geometric design on white background. Tin cone and red horse hair danglers attached. Bag mounted on wooden slat board along top edge of back side. Buckskin handle and wood attached with metal nails. | na.106.48a.jpg | geometric | storage bag | hide | tanned | wood | seed | tin | Beads | hair | deer | nails | horse | Sioux | Northern Plains