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NA.202.1000
Feather bonnet | fur | otter...
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NA.202.1000 | L: 53 in, width: 15 in, depth: 5 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Warbonnet made of a gray felt hat with brown leather band around inside of crown. Band across forehead has three geometric patterns of burgundy, greasy blue, red and yellow on a turquoise ground of cut seed beads. Feathers encircle bottom of hat. Each one is wrapped in hot pink yarn with purple fluffs at the base; tips have white horse tail hair attached with a dot of white fur. Long black horse tail braids wrapped in brown otter fur hang from each temple. They are decorated with turquoise seed bead rosettes with navy, orange and white beaded streamers at the center of each. Beaded identical braid wraps of an orange and green flower on a turquoise ground decorate each "braid". A strand of faceted aqua glass beads dangle from each side as well as two hide laces. | na.202.1000v2.jpg | na.202.1000v1.jpg | geometric | flower | Feather bonnet | fur | otter | felt | horsetail | feathers | yarn | leather | seed beads

NA.203.915
Ojibwa | trailer | otter | B...
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NA.203.915 | 1900-1930 | L: 71.375 in, width: 4.75 in | Gift of John F. Eulich | Dress and Adornment, Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Trailer made of a strip of otter fur on blue wool. Wool is trimmed with red and blue satin. Trim has series of white satin diamonds. Edges are trimmed with white beads. Beaded strip on about 1/3 of the otter fur with two medallions. Medallions made of feathers and beads. Top medallion has green feathers, round beaded center and small silver conch in center. Second medallion has red feathers, round beaded center and small silver conch at center. Feather extends from bottom of beadwork of second medallion. Shaft has a beaded cover. Feather has sequins on sufrace. Leather string at top. Green ribbon at bottom. | na.203.915.jpg | trailer | otter | Beads | feather | ribbon | cloth | Ojibwa

NA.203.885
Plains | decoration | otter ...
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NA.203.885 | overall length: 92.5 in, width: 2 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Dress and Attire/Personal Adornment/Ritual and Regalia. Otter fur decoration: Two long strips of otter fur sewn together at top with fringe of otter fur and bucksking thong tie, inner hide painted red. | NA.203.885.JPG | na.203.885.jpg | decoration | otter | fur | Buckskin | pigment | Plains

NA.101.4
otter skin | otter | skin
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NA.101.4 | L: 64 in, width: 14 in | Gift of Mrs. E. E. Ogston | Utensils and implements - unclassified. Otterskin - untanned; undecorated. | na.101.4.jpg | otter skin | otter | skin

NA.203.386
Montana | Blackfoot | headba...
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NA.203.386 | 1885 | L: 16 in, width: 3.625 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Function: Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Object: Headband - otter ? fur headband, lined on the inside with cloth. Remnants of ermine decoration. Tail left intact to hang loose. Remarks: 1982 Purchase Installment #2. Photographed 2-18-87 | NA.203.386.JPG | na.203.386.jpg | headband | cloth | otter | fur | ermine | Montana | Blackfoot

NA.202.331
Blackfeet/Gros Ventre | Nort...
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NA.202.331 | ca. 1890 | bodice length: 23.25 in, bodice width: 24 in, sleeve length: 18.5 in | Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Steve Honnen | Dress and Adornment: Daily Attire And/Or Festive Attire. Man's perforated -- Tanned with holes throughout bodice and sleeves. Rectangular shaped perforated tabs with serrated edges attached at shoulder seams. Band of fur around shoulder seam. Neck edge bound with red wool. Strip of red wool at bottom and at shoulder seams. Brass bells at shoulder and bottom of sleeves. (probably used for some type of ceremonial ritual) | NA.202.331.JPG | shirt | fur | hide | otter | Tradecloth | bells | tanned | wool | Animal | brass | Red | Blackfeet/Gros Ventre | Northern Plains

NA.203.117
Northern Plains | Sioux | ba...
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NA.203.117 | ca. 1880 | overall length: 47 in, width: 13 in | Catherine Bradford McClellan Collection, Gift of The Coe Foundation | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Bandolier - two strips and tail of otter hair and hide with wrapped quillwork and yarn tassles down each side and top. Loom beaded band across top front. Wrapped quillwork, tin cone and feather puff danglers on hide. Quillwork medallion at bottom center. Eleven circular metal framed mirrors on hide with red and yellow ribbons. | NA.203.117.JPG | na.203.117.jpg | bandolier | Beads | mirrors | otter | tin | porcupine | puffs | yellow | quills | cones | metal | skin | feather | Ribbons | yarn | Red | seed | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.203.1419
necklace | otter | Beads | c...
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NA.203.1419 | 19Th Century | L: 65.5 in, wide at widest point: 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 | otter, 1463, tradecloth, bells, beads, eagle claws, fair {beaver claws) | NA.203.1419.JPG | necklace | necklace | otter | Beads | claws | bells | rawhide | Tradecloth

NA.205.16
Meskwaki | Sac and Fox | tur...
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NA.205.16 | ca. 1920 | H: 5 in, width: 11.625 in, tab length: 23.5 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Turban - brown fur turban with silver metal bear paw on front center. Single eagle feather at top center with red feather puffs. Red cloth top and inside lining. Triangular shaped beaded tab in multi-color overlay diamond design with white horse hair and red feather tassle. Square bead panel in overlay geometric design with white bead hand in center. | NA.205.16.JPG | NA.205.16.jpg | geometric | Diamond | turban | fur | puffs | otter | eagle | feather | seed | Beads | Horse Hair | metal | Tradecloth | Meskwaki | Sac and Fox

NA.403.165
Crow | quirt | otter | wood ...
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NA.403.165 | ca. 1890 | L: 38 in, width: 7 in, depth: 2.5 in | Purchased with funds from the Stanley Landgren Estate | Transportation; Land Transportation. Quirt, twisted willow with otter wrist band at top. Leather strips at bottom. | NA.403.165.JPG | na.403.165.jpg | quirt | otter | wood | hide | chokecherry | Crow

NA.203.365
Plains | dance bells | bells...
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NA.203.365 | 1885 | L: 17.375 in, width: 3.5 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Pair of dance bells - two rows of seven brass bells mounted on otter hide. | NA.203.365A&B.JPG | NA.203.365.JPG | dance bells | bells | hide | otter | brass | Plains

NA.203.643
Northern Plains | trailer | ...
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NA.203.643 | ca. 1930 | L: 55 in, width: 7 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Otter skin hair trailer - otter skin decorated with two wheels, one beaded with orange and blue round beads, the other with blue and red cut beads; one white plume attached by each wheel; leather ties at nose. | NA.203.643.JPG | na.203.643.jpg | wheels | trailer | Beads | leather | otter | skin | plume | Northern Plains

NA.504.129
Northern Plains | pipe tomah...
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NA.504.129 | ca. 1880 | Ritual and Recreation: Smoking and Narcotics. Rectangular shaped wooden handle/stem with wrapped otter fur. Steel head with conventional blade and circulas pipe bowl. | NA.504.129.jpg | pipe tomahawk | circular | handle | wood | rectangular | otter | fur | head | conventional blade | steel | Northern Plains

NA.203.164
Northern Plains | necklace |...
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NA.203.164 | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Necklace - single rawhide thong strung with white shell discs with otter fur strips, cowrie shells and abalone shell at bottom center. | na.203.164.jpg | necklace | cowrie | shell | White | abalone | discs | fur | otter | hide | Animal | shells | Northern Plains

NA.203.1512
Plains | necklace | tanned h...
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NA.203.1512 | 20th century | L: 17 in, width: 11 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 | Hide wrapped around a foundation, with 26 bear claws sewn through on strip of tanned hide. 11"L tail added at top - 2 of the claws are sewn onto tail. 2 of the claws tied at back on leather string - hanging. Each of the claws has been drilled through for strung glass beads. Seems unfinished contemporary piece. | na.203.1512.jpg | necklace | tanned hide | bear claws | mink | otter | Plains

NA.504.127
Northern Plains | pipe tomah...
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NA.504.127 | ca. 1860 | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Ritual and Recreation: Smoking and Narcotics. Circular shaped wooden handle/stem with otter fur wrapped around complete handle/stem. Tassle attached of red glass beads. ribbons and brass bells. Steel head with conventional balde and circular pipe bowl. Heart shaped cut out design on head. | NA.504.127.JPG | NA.504.127.JPG | heart shaped cut-out design | pipe tomahawk | brass | handle | fur | steel | wood | glass beads | bells | otter | Ribbons | head | Northern Plains

NA.205.14A/B
South Dakota | Lakota | Nort...
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NA.205.14A/B | 1920-1930 | bonnet height: 21.5 in | The Catherine Bradford Collection, Gift of The Coe Foundation | Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. (A) War bonnet - buckskin skull cap with lazy stitch bead front band in multi-color geometric design on white background. Multi-color bead rosettes and tabs with tin cone and feather puff tassels at each side of band. Wrapped quillwork tassel on rosettes. Otter and ermine strips with bead and yellow horse hair tips. 30 eagle feathers with feather puffs at tips and base with red beaded stems. (B) Trailer - buckskin strips with painted animals, pipes and geometric designs. Red, white and blue bead edge. 72 eagle feathers with feather puffs at tips. Red beaded feather stem bases. Fringe at bottom edge and top panel. Green ribbon tied to bottom feathers. | NA.205.14AB.JPG | geometric | multi-color | rosettes | pipes | animals | War bonnet | trailer | eagle | ribbon | feather | seed | Beads | fringe | porcupine | hair | tin | green | lazy stitch | ermine | feathers | cones | puffs | quills | hide | otter | horse | deer | South Dakota | Lakota | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.203.220
Northern Plains | neck decor...
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NA.203.220 | ca. 1920 | overall length: 106 in, width: 2.5 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Personal Adornment & Ritual Regalia. Neck decoration - tanned on one side, brown fur on other. Center wrapped with green cloth, yellow, blue and red string and orange and blue ribbon tassles. Each bottom end wrapped with light and dark blue beads with brass bells and blue ribbon. Small ermine strips throughout. | na.203.220.jpg | neck decoration | ermine | bells | fur | tanned | brass | string | Tradecloth | otter | Beads | brown | ribbon | Northern Plains

NA.102.20
Crow | Northern Plains | bow...
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NA.102.20 | ca. 1875 | case length: 31.5 in, quiver length: 26.75 in, pendant length: 18.75 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Utensils and implements - Hunting (could also be used for fighting). Bow case and quiver - Red wool strap with edges bound with tan cloth with strip of otter hide down middle of strap with other strip tassles wrapped with black wool having two overlay bead decoration pendants in geometric design and separate bead and otter hide pendant. Bow case and quiver are completely otter hide with lazy stitch beaded panel at bottom. Tanned hide dyed with yellow ochre. | BBHC Cody Enterprise column: “Your Museum Matters” – March 1, 2009 From our collection: Every Plains Indian man needed a bow case and quiver to carry his weapons for hunting and war. This example, made from tanned otter hide, with broad straps and distinctive beadwork, is typical of the ones used by the Crow in the late 1800s. Basically containers for arrows, quivers appear in all cultures that use bows and arrows or similar weapons. They have different forms depending on whether they were hung from a belt, from a horse saddle, or worn on the back. As with so many Native American implements, tools, weapons, clothing, housing, and the like, a quiver can be more than functional: It becomes a work of art. Caption: Crow quiver, ca. 1875. The Adolf Spohr Collection of American Indian objects. NA.102.20 | NA.102.20.jpg | na.102.20v2.jpg | NA.102.20.JPG | geometric | bow case | quiver | wool | black | Red | ochre | seed beads | Tradecloth | otter | hide | Crow | Northern Plains

NA.203.119
Sioux | Northern Plains | ba...
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NA.203.119 | ca. 1880 | L: 43 in, width: 16 in | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Irving H. Larom. | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Object: Bandolier - tanned, two sections and tail with circular metal framed mirrors attached, thirty. Multi-color ribbons attached. Wrapped quillwork, tin cone and feather puff danglers down each side and at top. Top has brass bells attached. Paisley print cloth lining. Single strand of rectangular shaped green glass beads along quillwork. | na.203.119.jpg | NA.203.119.JPG | bandolier | tin | Print | Ribbons | feather | glass | bells | hide | metal | cones | quills | Tradecloth | brass | tanned | porcupine | puffs | mirrors | multi-color | Beads | otter | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.203.213
Tama, Iowa | Young Bear, Joh...
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NA.203.213 | ca. 1920 | inside circle length: 12 in, inside circle width: 6.5 in, width: 13.5 in, L: 18.5 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Personal Adornment & Ritual Regalia. Necklace and trailer - Otter fur necklace and trailer with red ribbon trim on trailer and multi-color overlay bead border. Two red ribbons at end and two blue and gold ribbons on trailer. 40 bear claws attached to otter fur circle with single row of glass blue beads. Overlay multi-color medallions on fur. | Pamphlet: Cody, Wyoming Relocation Guide; Cody Chamber of Commerce, Cody, Wyoming; 2004; page 7 | na.203.213 v1.jpg | na.203.213 v2.jpg | NA.203.213dtl2.jpg | NA.203.213.JPG | NA.203.213dtl1.jpg | NA.203.213.jpg | trailer | necklace | fur | glass | glass beads | grizzly bear | ribbon | claws | otter | Tama, Iowa | Young Bear, John | Meskwaki | Sac and Fox