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NA.502.146
Sioux | South Dakota | Grizz...
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NA.502.146 | 1880 | L: 2.875 in, width: 1.125 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Claw strung on twisted leather strip. | NA.502.146.JPG | na.502.146.jpg | Grizzly bear claw | twisted | claw | leather | string | Sioux | South Dakota

NA.502.215.4
South Dakota | Her Many Hors...
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NA.502.215.4 | 1998 | H: 3.5 in, Diameter: 34.25 in | Gift of the Pilot Foundation | Fan with red and blue feathers, beaded handle and twisted string fringe at bottom. Handle has design of a row of red and blue water birds on either side of two multi-colored zigzag designs. Between the zigzag designs is a row of four repeat designs of a white bead surrounded by black beads. Multi-colored zigzag and black and white designs are repeated above the handle. Feather shafts are wrapped in white leather at bottom and multi-colored thread at top. Blue and red feathers are clustered and stand straight up from handle. Small red and blue feahters and white feathers with black edge and line at center are at the base of each large red and blue feather. Handle unscrews from fan. | NA.502.215.4.JPG | NA.502.215.3 &.4 &.5.jpg | water bird | gourd stitch | fan | Native American Church | string | metal | feathers | glass beads | deer hide | South Dakota | Her Many Horses, Emil | Sioux

1.69.1131A/B
teapot | string | China
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1.69.1131A/B | ca. 1890 | H: 6 in, Diameter: 4.625 in | Finley A. Goodman Collection | China teapot, light blue with dark blue design, string wrapped double handle, c. 1890. | 1.69.1131A&B.JPG | teapot | string | China

NA.106.115
Plateau | Nez Perce | bag | ...
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NA.106.115 | ca. 1905 | L: 16 in, width: 12.375 in | Utensils and implements - Household. Bag - twined corn husks with color dye decoration. Purple and green hour-glass design with dark brown lines on one side; green and red triangle block design on other side. Brown band at bottom. Buckskin and drawstring closure. | NA.106.115side1.JPG | NA.106.115side2.JPG | na.106.115v1.jpg | na.106.115v2.jpg | hour glass | triangle | block | bag | string | corn | dye | deer | husks | hide | Plateau | Nez Perce

NA.106.98
Nez Perce | Plateau | bag | ...
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NA.106.98 | ca. 1905 | L: 22.75 in, width: 15 in | Gift of Mr. & Mrs. J. Whitney King, Jr. | Utensils and implements - Household. Bag - twined corn husks with color dye decoration. Red, gray and white block design on one side; green and yellow triangles on other side. Brown band at top and bottom. Twisted drawstring closure. | NA.106.98Side2.JPG | NA.106.98Side1.JPG | na.106.98v1.jpg | na.106.98v2.jpg | triangles | block | bag | string | husks | dye | corn | Nez Perce | Plateau

NA.202.1100
rosette | feather | string |...
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NA.202.1100 | L: 8.75 in, Diameter: 32 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. White feathers stripped about 3/4 up from quill base. At top: wrapped with white fur then a red down feather attched in back and a purple one in front, one shaft has a turquoise down feather in front. Bottom quills turned and wrapped with sinew, string connecting all about 2" up from quill base. Bottom connected with leather thong. Ten feathers | na.202.1100.jpg | rosette | feather | string | feathers | down | sinew | fur | leather

NA.202.1112
rosette | feather | string |...
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NA.202.1112 | Diameter: 12.5 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Fifteen trimmed dark feathers with two tufts of white fur on each feather, on tip and upper center each feather folded and wrapped with sinew around leather thong in center to form circle. Brown string through each feather about one inch from base to stabilize. | na.202.1112.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | string | fur | feathers | leather | sinew

NA.203.52
Plateau | necklace | shell |...
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NA.203.52 | ca. 1890 | L: 40.5 in, width: 13.375 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Woman's necklace - red, white and blue glass tube beads strung on string with red and blue tube bead and cowrie shell tassles at bottom. | NA.203.52.JPG | na.203.52.jpg | necklace | shell | string | Beads | glass | tube | cowrie | Plateau

NA.205.76
headdress | string | rawhide...
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NA.205.76 | ca. 1940 | H: 17 in, L: 24.75 in, width: 27.25 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Headdress - tan felt hat crown with 28 eagle feathers attached around it with a leather thong, feathers have yellow plume and white horsehair tips, white plumes and red wool tradecloth wrapped with string around rawhide strip bases, feathers are connected to each other with a leather thong through the shaft about 1/3 the distance from the bottom of the feather; crown has a single feather shaft with a white plume and some small red plumes sinew wrapped to the end, base is sinew wrapped and covered with dark red ribbon, several cut and split feathers are also attached to crown; lazy stitch beaded headband on leather is sewn to front of hat, design is light blue rectangles outlined in faceted irridescent dark blue and cut red-orange designs on white ground; sewn at each end of headband are strips of ermine and silk ribbons of red, orange, yellow, peach, cream, blue and greens. | na.205.76v1.jpg | na.205.76v2.jpg | light blue | rectangles | headdress | string | rawhide | White | Beads | leather | ermine | wool | Red | dark red | silk | plumes | feathers | Tradecloth | lazy stitch | sinew | ribbon | yellow | tan | felt | eagle

NA.203.561
Unknown | necklace | White |...
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NA.203.561 | L: 15.75 in | Gift of Irving H. "Larry" Larom Estate. | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Necklace - white beads and animal feet on red string. | na.203.561.JPG | na.203.561.jpg | necklace | White | string | feet | Beads | Red | Animal | Unknown

NA.203.928
Unknown | elk teeth | string...
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NA.203.928 | L: 1 in, width: .625 in | The Crow Indian collection of Dr. William and Anna Petzoldt, Gift of their daughter Genevieve Fitzgerald | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Two elk teeth; hole drilled through root of each tooth; tied together with string. One of three pairs. | na.203.928.jpg | NA.203.766.JPG | elk teeth | string | teeth | elk | Unknown

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.205.28
peace medal | string | brass...
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NA.205.28 | ca. 1850 | Diameter: 3 in | Gift of Goelet Gallatin | Around edge: Millard Fillmore President of the United States 1850, At top: Labor, Virtue, Honor | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Object: Peace medal - silver; relief of Millard Fillmore on front; relief of white man and Indian standing in front of an American flag on back; string of brass beads attached to top. | NA.205.28.JPG | na.205.28.jpg | flag | American | White | Man | Indian | Millard Fillmore | peace medal | string | brass | silver | Beads

NA.202.1118
rosette | feather | string |...
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NA.202.1118 | Diameter: 11.75 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Twenty seven small white feathers with small orange feather tufts on tips of each. Each folded and some wrapped with string, around center twill string to form circle. String about 2" up from base sewn through each to stabilize. | na.202.1118.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | string | feathers

NA.106.64
Plateau | Nez Perce | bag | ...
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NA.106.64 | ca. 1905 | L: 17.375 in, width: 13.375 in | Utensils and implements - Household. Bag - twined corn husks with color dye decoration. Large horizontal light brown band along bottom edge. Half diamond and horizontal band design on one side; multi-color "X's" on other side. Top edge bound with tanned buckskin with green yarn tassles and twisted string handle. | NA.106.64.JPG | na.106.64v1.jpg | na.106.64v2.jpg | Diamond | horizontal | bag | string | yarn | corn | dye | deer | hide | husks | Plateau | Nez Perce

3.78.43
canteen | string | twine | w...
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3.78.43 | canteen diameter: 10.375 in | Gift of the artist's heirs, W.H.D. Koerner, III and Ruth Koerner Oliver | Metal canteen with wooden handle, twine string tie, handle turned commercially. Origin: Where- Personal studio collection of artist, W.H.D. Koerner. When- May, 1977 (Materials received - 1978) | 3.78.43.jpg | 3.78.43.jpg | canteen | string | twine | wood | metal

NA.502.37
Southern Plains | peyote wan...
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NA.502.37 | L: 22.75 in, width: .575 in | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Carved black wooden wand with two overlay bead bands in geometric design. White horse hair tassle at top and twisted string fringe at bottom. | na.502.37.jpg | geometric | peyote wand | horse | string | black | carved | wand | Beads | overlay | seed | fringe | hair | White | wooden | twisted | Southern Plains

NA.203.898
Plateau | necklace | Buckski...
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NA.203.898 | late 19th century-early 20th century | L: 33.375 in, width: .75 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Dress and Attire/Personal Adornment/Ritual and Regalia. Bandolier: Pinked edge harness leather strip with hundreds of green and red tinted plum pits tied to it with orange string, 1 small buckskin wrapped bundle tied on with buckskin thong. Strip has broken in 5 places | na.203.898.jpg | NA.203.898.JPG | necklace | Buckskin | string | plum pits | leather | Plateau

NA.106.113
Plateau | Nez Perce | bag | ...
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NA.106.113 | ca. 1905 | L: 18 in, width: 14.875 in | Utensils and implements - Household. Bag - twined corn husks with color dye decoration. Pink and purple triangles and triangles with blue and green horizontal lines; green and pink diamonds with maroon stripes on other side. Brown band at top and bottom. Drawstring closure. | NA.106.113side1.JPG | NA.106.113side2.JPG | na.106.113v1.jpg | na.106.113v2.jpg | diamonds | lines | triangles | stripes | horizontal | bag | string | dye | husks | corn | Plateau | Nez Perce

NA.202.315
Northern Plains | yoke | clo...
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NA.202.315 | width: 30 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Blue cotton cloth covered with cowrie shells attached with string. **Dirty and badly faded. | na.202.315.jpg | yoke | cloth | string | cowrie | cotton | shells | blue | trade | Northern Plains

NA.505.98
Northern Plains | drum beate...
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NA.505.98 | 20th century | L: 20 in, wide at widest point: 2 in, diameter of handle: .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 | Remarks: Drum beater with wool cloth head, wood shaft, and string wrapped grip. Cloth on head red tweed pattern with visible stitches. Shaft painted orange. Grip shaped from string, painted red, with orange and green stripes. Leather loop attached to end of handle. | na.505.98.jpg | drum beater | string | wood | commercially tanned leather | paint | thread | wool cloth | Northern Plains

NA.203.1687
Plains | necklace | string |...
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NA.203.1687 | Unknown | 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 | Mescal bean necklace that connects with large brown bead and has two beaded sections that end with a piece of elk ivory. Necklace is strung on green string. | NA.203.1687.JPG | necklace | string | bead | elk ivory | mescal beans | Plains

NA.505.53B
Northern Plains | drumstick ...
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NA.505.53B | ca. 1930 | Diameter: 16 in, H: 3 in, L: 18 in, diameter of head: 2 in | The Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Sandberg collection given in memory of Babe and Sandy Sandberg by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Phillips | Ritual and Recreation: Musical Instruments. Drumstick-wooden handle; stuffed leather head tied on with string; loop at end of handle. | NA.505.53.JPG | na.505.53b.jpg | drumstick | frame | nailed | string | down | rawhide | end looped | heavy | hoop | handle | stuffed | wire | tied | cover | wood | leather | head | Northern Plains

1988.8.5511
Other | string | horn (anima...
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1988.8.5511 | overall length: 15 in, Diameter: 4.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Horn powder horn with wooden cap and string strap | 1988.8.5511.JPG | Other | string | horn (animal) | wood | powder horn