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NA.302.286
Northern Plains | beaded hid...
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NA.302.286 | ca. 1850 | width: 68.5 in, L: 45 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 | Used as tipi liner. Large piece of tanned bison hide, pinked on all sides, and decorated with 23 beaded lines with six points marked with blue wool fluffs to make vertical lines visually (7 one design - 1 alternating design - 7 - 1 - 7). 21 of the beaded lines (¼" W) are 6 short segments of red and green pony beads with wool tufts, span of white pony beads, red green segment, span of pink pony beads then repeat pink, white. The two (2) wider lines (1/2"W) are (6) six short segments of white, red white pony beads with six (6) blue wool tufts, large span of blue pony beads, red and white, large span red pony beads, repeat. The centers of each line are longer 11"L so give a visually longer vertical line. Two (2) hide strips looped through the top through a slit in hide, for hanging purposes. Verso: lower ¾'s of hide is painted in light color ochre, with two (2) rows of 7" dia. circles in outline - hide colored; the body of ochre color on upper region painted into five (5) 14"L arrows pointing upward. Remainder is plain hide, with lines from beaded rows on recto visible as bumps. | NA.302.286 (M).jpg | NA.302.286.jpg | beaded hide | tanned bison hide | glass beads | wool | sinew | Northern Plains

NA.106.951
Northern Plains | parfleche ...
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NA.106.951 | 1870-1880 | width: 17.5 in, L: 27 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 | One large piece of rawhide, folded in on itself, then folded in half to form envelope. Three (3) sets of holes burned through top flap. Hide strips looped through on other side, for closure. Two (2) patches of hide in center of either top flap, with 12 holes punched through and hide strip looped through (uncertain of purpose). Inside on upper edge, a wood dowel is inserted and holes cut through top with two (2) long hide strips looped through for hanging or carrying. Plain exterior, very worn. | NA.106.951.jpg | parfleche | tanned bison hide | bison rawhide | wood | Northern Plains

NA.302.271
Cheyenne | Plains | tipi | t...
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NA.302.271 | 20th century | L: 232.75 in, width: 471 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 | large bison hide, dark on interior, 4 bison tails attached to exterior. Exterior is lighter in color. Appears to be older tipi with numerous modern repairs in the form of large and small patches. Approximately 5 full hides. No designs or patterns on exterior. Two top straps attached; several smaller thin straps attached to exterior on perimeter. 28 lacing pins, contemporary. Holes for pins, are every 6.5 to 7 inches. Image from Dyck collection images enclosed. | na.302.271.jpg | na.302.271v2.jpg | na.302.271v3.jpg | tipi | tanned bison hide | bison tail | sinew | Cheyenne | Plains

NA.403.302
Northern Plains | saddle bla...
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NA.403.302 | 1975-1999 | wide at widest point: 40 in, L: 31 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 | unfinished composite piece, newer in age, hide has smoky smell (indication of newness) and no aging to it. Piece of tanned bison hide (wider at one end, narrower at opposite), raw edges, partially completed. Glass pony beds on hide strips (4”W) attached to three (3) partial edges in majority white with intermittent stripes of wide black with thinner red lines on either side. Some newer beads intermixed with older. The attached beaded strips are hand sewn in large stitches with cotton thread. Attached self-fringed tabs (13 ½”L) with three (3) narrow stripes of white with same stripe pattern as larger hide strips. | NA.403.302.jpg | NA.403.302.v1.JPG | NA.403.302.v2.JPG | saddle blanket | tanned bison hide | glass beads | cotton thread | sinew | Northern Plains

NA.403.226
Northern Plains | Amoskapi P...
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NA.403.226 | ca. 1850 | L: 35 in, width: 20.5 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 | tanned bison hide mask that covers neck and head. One side plain, other side painted turquoise blue. Two opposing halves (night/day). Bound in center with leather strips laced through and painted brown/black - bisecting the two. Covered with 64 forked motifs in red porcupine quillwork representing buffalo hooves (Thunder). Circular blue quillwork around eye holes with red quillwork in arrow shapes surrounding (Lightning) eyes. 12 up pointing arrows above the eye hole on brown side, 8 on blue side. Tufts of bison hair above each hoof print (souls=scalps of enemy). Added 2" fringe around snout, red quill wrapped at base of each fringe. Some replacement quills in orange and yellow. Leather ties along bottom to hold in place. This hood is featured in "American Indian Horse Masks," 2006, Hawk Hill Press, pg. 30-31. | l.312.2006.1654.jpg | l.312.2006.1654v3.jpg | l.312.2006.1654v4.jpg | NA.403.226.v2.jpg | l.312.2006.1654v2.jpg | na.403.226.jpg | na.403.226v2.jpg | na.403.226v3.jpg | na.403.226v4.jpg | NA.403.226.v1.jpg | NA.403.226.v3.jpg | NA.403.226.v4.jpg | horse mask | tanned bison hide | bison hair | pigment | sinew | porcupine quills | Northern Plains | Amoskapi Pikuni | Blackfeet

NA.203.1644
Northern Plains | eagle feat...
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NA.203.1644 | ca. 1870s | L: 21.5 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 | Attached portion of golden eagle wing feathers, bound at base with 4”L piece of tanned bison hide with fringe cut inclusive, wrapped around and stitched with cotton thread, then reinforced with thin strip of hide tied on end. Two (1) yellow and one (1) red feather fluff tied to a strip of cotton cloth with twine, then tied on to (1) piece of fringe. One (1) yellow feather wrapped with black thread to piece of hide fringe. Dyed feather fluffs are recent additions. | NA.203.1644.jpg | eagle feather fan | cotton cloth | cotton thread | tanned bison hide | dyed feather fluffs | golden eagle wing | cotton twine | Northern Plains

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

NA.203.1609
Northern Plains | bear claw ...
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NA.203.1609 | ca.1840 | width: .75 in, L: 13 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 tanned bison hide, ¾" W x ¼" W, with another thin piece of hide on top of that, stitched to outer layer with sinew in broad stitches. Recto has white pony beads in vertical rows of 3 beads, spot stitched to upper area. Holes punched along bottom edge with bear claws attached with single piece of thin hide strip, looped through. Twelve (12) grizzly bear claws attached, with single hole drilled through the top of claw for attaching. The two (2) center claws, each 4 ½"L, have two (2) holes - one at top, one at center. Choker style necklace. Thin hide ties used to tie around neck. | NA.203.1609.jpg | bear claw necklace | tanned hide | grizzly bear claws | tanned bison hide | glass beads | sinew | Northern Plains

NA.403.298
Plateau | horse chest decora...
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NA.403.298 | ca. 1880 | width: 7 in, L: 54 in, ladle width: 4 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 | Strip of red wool cloth, backed with cotton ticking stripe fabric, edged in dark blue cotton satin fabric, all hand sewn. The whole is backed on two pieces of pieced seamed bison hide, edging goes over the hide. Bottom edge is edged with strips of tanned hide, looped through the hide. Hand sewn. Single piece making two strips hanging down. Strips have glass tube beads strung on each; colors change from grouping FL to FR – amber, red, black repeat. Approximately every 3rd to 4th string has small, oblong base copper bell attached. Floral design embroidered in seed beads on wool: white double row of beads along bottom in scroll pattern, with short vertical rows of green translucent beads all along the underside. Seven (7) single stem flowers on the down side of scroll, and four (4) flowers with single leave on either side of stem. In light blue, translucent clear, teal blue, pink, translucent purple, translucent gold. Five (5) boxes in light blue outline with three short vertical lines on bottom edge – pink, dark blue translucent. Two (2) holes on each side of edge for attaching. | NA.403.298.jpg | horse chest decoration | copper bells | cotton thread | glass beads | tanned bison hide | tanned hide | cotton cloth | Plateau

NA.106.927
Blackfeet | Northern Plains ...
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NA.106.927 | ca. 1885 | L: 28 in, width: 14 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 | Bison rawhide envelope with two long horizontal sides that slightly overlap in center. Three sets of two holes on flaps bound with tanned hide strips. Two sets of two holes on verso with long hide strips for tying through onto saddle. Interior folds have two sets of two holes. Pigment in green, red, blue in faint geometric patterns and long blocks, partially on sides. Plain verso. | na.106.927.jpg | parfleche | tanned bison hide | bison rawhide | pigment | Blackfeet | Northern Plains

NA.203.1564
Southern Arapaho | Oklahoma ...
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NA.203.1564 | ca. 1890 | L: 28 in, width: 7.75 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 | Tanned bison hide, cut into narrow apron, leather ties on either end to bind. Cut with approx. 1"W V-d edge at bottom. The bottom V'd edge is finished with the off-white quills, stitched through the hide. Three sections (3), each with a bison tail with hide on, piece of bison hide w/ fur on, top has rawhide piece divided into 3 section each wrapped with un-dyed porcupine quills, and striped with brown fern/plant fiber; each end has hide tie with quilled loop, with partial dew claw attached, all tacked down with 1 piece of leather tie, going through body of objects. On one side of center assemblage is one (1) long (30"+) leather strip wrapped in quills, bent at top to make two strands; one end has small quilled loop attached with hide strip. On opposite side of center are three, thin leather strips, wrapped with quills in sections to resemble stripes, with remnants of white feather fluffs. Between the assemblages are a total of four (4) 2 ¾" L quill and fiber strips sewn into the hide base. There are also two (2) quill-only 1 ½" L square crosses. One quill-wrapped strand on an end with cut hawk feathers and some fluff, attached to leather strip through the base. Same on opposite end, but without feathers. On each end of apron is attached quilled strip, wrapped around, to form a loop with two dew claws also attached. This is object and the dance, etc. are described in Alfred Kroeber's The Arapaho, 1983, pp. 210-226. From Bulletin AMNH [Vol. XVII, 1902]. Portion attached. Print out from AMNH of similar object, also attached. | NA.203.1564.v2.jpg | na.203.1564.jpg | NA.203.1564.v1.jpg | apron | hawk feathers | feather fluffs | sinew | plant fiber | tanned bison hide | buffalo hair | dew claws | bison tail | porcupine quills | Southern Arapaho | Oklahoma | Indian Territory

NA.203.1596
Northern Plains | Cheyenne |...
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NA.203.1596 | 1860's | L: 6 in, width: 3.875 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 | tanned bison hide in two pieces, "U" shaped flap cut into the back portion. Plain verso, except for ½"W row of beadwork along bottom edge - grain of hide visible. Beadwork is white seed beads in two (2) long mountains, with translucent green above and two red white heart long squares. Flap is beaded on perimeter in white majority, and one side in black interior edging and two long squares; other half is blue with same design pattern. Both sides in beaded in stripes of white, green, red white heart down length. Front is beaded 4"L, and 2" down from top. Majority white with red narrow stacked triangles with turquoise blue interior and topped with asymmetrical horizontal green boxes outlined in red white heart; dark blue long, vertical stacked triangles on either side in middle. Bottom edge is trimmed in metal cones, looped through tanned hide strips. Short, tanned hide top strap through flap for attaching. | na.203.1596.jpg | pouch | tanned hide | cotton thread | tanned bison hide | glass beads | metal cones | Northern Plains | Cheyenne

NA.105.40
Plains | bison hide rope | t...
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NA.105.40 | ca. 1850-1880 | width: 1 in, L: 252 in, Diameter: 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 tanned bison hide, slightly rounded, and very thick. Slightly notched at one end. | NA.105.40.jpg | bison hide rope | tanned bison hide | Plains

NA.302.269
Plains | tipi | sinew | tann...
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NA.302.269 | ca. 1860 | L: 413 in, width: 318 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 | Bison hide tipi with 4 self-fringed hide ornaments on the interior; 3 repairs with bison hide hair-on exterior, and at least two with red hair-on cattle hide; 8 holes and tears on perimeter in surface at least 4" dia. 3 bison tails attached to exterior for decoration - one not vacuumed because it is covered with mud. Maybe 7 full animals - smaller. Clean - several new repairs; done with white cotton thread. Several nicely done old repairs with tanned hide in sinew. Photographs from Cody Enterprise attached - 02/08/2012 edition. | na.302.269.jpg | na.302.269v2.jpg | tipi | sinew | tanned bison hide | cotton thread | Plains

NA.106.959
Northern Plains | parfleche ...
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NA.106.959 | 1860 | width: 17.75 in, L: 26.5 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 | Paired with NA.106.958. Envelope of tanned bison hide, soft side out, with two flaps that taper in at top. Three (3) sets of holes on top of each flap. Two holes on sides of flaps with hide strip looped through for carrying. Three more holes through bottom layer also. Extra piece added to one flap at top for utilization. Sewn with thick hide thread. Holes on both edges on the inside flaps. Plain on verso. | NA.106.959.jpg | parfleche | tanned bison hide | Northern Plains

NA.108.136
Crow | Apsáalooke | Humped ...
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NA.108.136 | ca. 1870 | Diameter: 20.5 in, L: 20 in, width: 20.5 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 | Bison hide shield with painted bison on front. Abnormality on upper portion was determined to be old wound on bison, exposed with hide cleaning, scraping. Vacuumed. | na.108.136v3.jpg | na.108.136v1.jpg | na.108.136v2.jpg | shield | human hair | wool cloth | tanned bison hide | pigment | sinew | great horned owl feathers | glass beads | immature golden eagle feathers | Crow | Apsáalooke | Humped Wolf | Northern Plains

NA.106.953
Northern Plains | Sioux | pa...
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NA.106.953 | 1860-1880 | width: 18 in, L: 26 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 | Bison rawhide folded, and painted on rectangular upper flaps in traces of red and blue pigments. Three (3) sets of holes along top flaps, and fastened at center holes with hide tie. Traces of geometric designs remain, possibly diamonds or hourglass. No design on verso. Two sets of side carrying holes, that have been stretched out from use, on upper side verso. | NA.106.953.jpg | parfleche | bison rawhide | tanned bison hide | pigment | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.302.289
Plains | bison hide | tanned...
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NA.302.289 | late 19th century | L: 84 in, width: 78 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 | Medium sized bison hide, tanned with fur on. Some edges seem trimmed. | NA.302.289.jpg | NA.302.289.v1.jpg | bison hide | tanned bison hide | Plains

NA.203.1645
Northern Plains | beaded str...
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NA.203.1645 | ca. 1870 | L: 18 in, width: 2.75 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 tanned bison hide with glass seed bead embellishment. Nine (9) horizontal rows, majority white background with four (4) triangles in layers of colors: outer dark green, medium blue, dark blue, dirty yellow in center. LF dark blue box border in seed beads. | NA.203.1645.jpg | beaded strip | glass beads | sinew | tanned bison hide | Northern Plains

NA.403.292
Plains | stirrups | pack sad...
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NA.403.292 | ca. 1870 | L: 18.5 in, width: 4.5 in, H: 12.25 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 | Two (2) shaped antlers, attached to front and rear of two wooden side slats. Rawhide, stretched while wet around the frame, sewn with sinew, holds pieces together. Piece of rawhide runs horizontally across saddle frame attached to pommel and to cantle over the extra horn and attached with wooden peg on other end. Two holes burned at each end of side slats for rawhide rigging (not attached). Stirrups (2) attached with tanned bison hide strips. Stirrups are wooden frame, wrapped in wet rawhide and stretched over the frame and sewn with, extra thick stitches on the bottom. Extra strapping (bundled) of same material as attached to stirrups. Cinch is broken in two pieces. | NA.403.292.v1.jpg | NA.403.292.jpg | stirrups | pack saddle | cinch | straps | sinew | wood | tanned bison hide | antler | rawhide | Plains

NA.403.225
Amoskapi Pikuni | Blackfeet ...
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NA.403.225 | ca. 1890 | L: 19 in, H: 12 in, width: 14 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 | High pommel and cantle of wood, tops carved into flat horizontal discs. Upright frame attached with sinew to wood slat side pieces, the whole is covered with possible bison rawhide applied when wet, stretched tightly to form a tight casing when dry - sinew sewn. One (1) plain stirrup attached with tanned hide; holes drilled in front and rear side slats for thongs for girth strap. Pommel and cantle discs are embellished with brass tacks, and tanned hide fringe hang from both. The stirrup does not appear to be original to saddle. Too small in comparison to size of saddle. | na.403.225.jpg | saddle | bison rawhide | sinew | brass tacks | tanned bison hide | wood | Woman's Saddle Amoskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet) Northern Plains, Montana, ca. 1890 Wood, tanned bison hide, bison rawhide, brass tacks, sinew. Based on the 16th century Spanish military style model, this object is representative of the typical Plains saddle. A bison rawhide covering was applied wet over the wooden frame, and as it dried, it shrank to bind the frame tightly in place. The pommel and cantle then embellished with leather strips and brass tacks. NA.403.225 | Amoskapi Pikuni | Blackfeet | Montana | Northern Plains

NA.203.1483
Crow | Nez Perce | blanket s...
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NA.203.1483 | ca. 1850 | L: 57 in, width: 5.25 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 | Bison hide, quill wrapped horse hair blanket srtip edged in pony and seed beads. Four rosettes of single bundle quill wrapped hair with four panels of 15 ---- of double bundle 3 design segments per panel. red yarn used on rosettes and panels for color. Horse hair used for lines within designs. Two end panels have some design, as do the inner panels. All follow a three segment pattern. | NA.203.1483.v1.jpg | NA.203.1483.v2.jpg | blanket strip | sinew | wool cloth | Horse Hair | glass beads | porcupine quills | cotton thread | tanned bison hide | yarn | Crow | Nez Perce

NA.202.1326
Apsáalooke | Crow | Norther...
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NA.202.1326 | ca. 1885 | L: 36.5 in, width: 8.5 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 | Man's legging numbered as (a) and (b). Tanned elk hide cut diagonally with incorporated ties, and hanging extra flaps, and all self fringed. Side seamed. Crow style beadwork strips on sides. Human hair and yellow dyed horse hair bundles along bead strips on the seam. 4" W red wool strips with some beadwork and edged in white pony beads around self fringed cuffs. Blue daubs of pigment all along inside (recto & verso) of hide portion - beginning at top of bead strips. 3 ½" W strips are 3 solid rectangles of turquoise blue with 2 interior boxes in diamond design in sky blue, intersected with red line and pink/blue inset, with the perimeter area in dirty yellow, outlined in dark blue& white. Strips are outlined in alternating red, white and green for length of strip. Strips overlap the red wool on the cuff. Bead strips may be embroidered on bison hide. | na.202.1326.jpg | leggings | cotton thread. | dyed horse hair | pigment | human hair | tanned bison hide | tanned hide | glass beads | wool cloth | Apsáalooke | Crow | Northern Plains

NA.202.1456
Northern Plains | Lakota | b...
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NA.202.1456 | ca. 1880 | width: 81 in, L: 97 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 | quilled, heavily ornate, good, bells, cloth | NA.202.1456.v1.JPG | NA.202.1456.v2.JPG | buffalo hide | dyed feather fluffs | sinew | dyed porcupine quills | tanned hide | tanned bison hide | commercial ribbon | brass bells | Northern Plains | Lakota