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NA.403.221
Blackfoot | Kainai | Canada ...
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NA.403.221 | ca. 1870 | width: 20 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 | Fully beaded mask bordered or fringed in feathers - typical of Blackfoot or Blackfeet. "Star" on either side, as well as "boxed hourglass." yellow looped beads at eye holes = "Thunder" Feat in book, "American Indian Horse Masks," 206. by Michael Condrey, pg. 31. | NA.403.221.v1.jpg | NA.403.221.v2.jpg | horse mask | silk ribbon | cotton thread | tanned hide | glass beads | common raven feathers | Blackfoot | Kainai | Canada

NA.202.1184
Northern Plains | shirt | pi...
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NA.202.1184 | ca.1850 | shoulder to shoulder: 24 in, shirt length: 44 in, shirt length: 48 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 | leather, wrapped quill design, beaded border, painted, horsehair, wool, horse tracks, quill is broken in areas, good, 1382 | l.312.2006.1500-view1.jpg | l.312.2006.1500-view2.jpg | shirt | shirt | pigment | Beads | tanned hide | horsehair | quills | wool | Northern Plains

NA.205.127
Blackfeet | Northern Plains ...
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NA.205.127 | ca. 1860 | L: 18 in, H: 18.5 in, Diameter: 28 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 | Stand up style Blackfeet feather bonnet. Rawhide strip is basis for headpiece band (no crown), covered with red wool cloth on exterior, and cotton muslin on interior. A strip of tanned hide is attached to two sides on interior, as way to keep securely on the head. Front edge and around crown is tanned hide, back portion are two flaps that meet and are backed and edged in cotton cloth. Front headband has two horizontal rows of silver colored metal tacks, 28 total (one replacement). Base of head piece has bald eagle feathers attached - base of quill wrapped in rawhide, the whole wrapped in red wool cloth, then wrapped at top and bottom in pericardium strips. A hide strip is strung over and under between all feathers near the center to keep in place. Base of wrapping has short ermine strips attached and red feather fluffs inserted, and brass bells attached (13 now in place). Each of the 30 feathers have been ochred, and some have been trimmed to a narrower profile. Tip of each feather has ermine tuft adhered to exterior along with red feather fluff and horse hair tuft. On either side of head band are ermine tubes, wrapped in same manner as feathers with some red feather fluffs. Ten (10) on LFP and nine (9) on RFP. | NA.205.127.v2.jpg | NA.205.127.v3.jpg | NA.205.127.v6.jpg | NA.205.127.v1.jpg | NA.205.127.v4.jpg | NA.205.127.v5.jpg | NA.205.127.v7.jpg | Feather bonnet | wool cloth | tanned hide | rawhide | brass bells | Horse Hair | bald eagle feathers | dyed feather fluffs | metal | adhesive | ochre | ermine | Cotton cloth | pericardium | Blackfeet | Northern Plains | Amoskapi Pikuni

NA.403.97
Northern Plains | Sioux | pa...
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NA.403.97 | ca. 1900 | L: 21.25 in, width: 29 in, H: 2.25 in | Gift of Mrs. F.W. Watrous. The Colonel John F. Guilfoyle, U.S. Cavalry West Point 1877, Collection of American Indian Material. | Transportation: Land Transportation. Leather with two metal loops for cinch strap. Edges bound with red cloth which has deteriorated, floral head decoration on each corner in pink, yellow, blue, green and red on white ground; design for one end and a different one for the other. Flaps hang off each corner, bead floral decoration on canvas backing in blue, green, pink, red and yellow on white ground. Flaps have blue wool cloth edging with white beads; one blue piece has been added recently, fringe on each flap is white, green; brown transparent beads with red yarn ends. | NA.403.97view2.JPG | NA.403.97dtl.JPG | NA.403.97.jpg | floral | pad saddle | glass beads | cotton thread | sinew | Cotton cloth | hair stuffing | tanned hide | cotton twine | commercially tanned hide | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.108.152.1
Crow | Northern Plains | Aps...
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NA.108.152.1 | ca. 1850 | H: 20.75 in, width: 21 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 shield cover painted with tanned hide cover embellished with painted bison, eagle feathers, bison tail, and snow geese feathers. Shield and cover by same artist in Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. | NA.108.152.1-.2.jpg | NA.108.152.JPG | shield cover | snow goose feather | sinew | glass beads | bison rawhide | porcupine quills | wool cloth | pigment | tanned hide | golden eagle feathers | bison tail | Crow | Northern Plains | Apsáalooke

NA.202.1314
Northern Plains | Sioux | La...
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NA.202.1314 | ca. 1900 | L: 4.75 in, width: 2 in, H: 1.5 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 | Beaded edge around perimeter above sole; white background with red squares. Nine rows of red quills on instep, toe. Green line across instep below tongue. Rawhide sole. | MoccasinWheel1.jpg | na.202.1314ab.jpg | MoccasinWheel2.jpg | MoccasinWheel3.jpg | child's moccasins | tanned hide | pigment | glass beads | rawhide | cotton thread | porcupine quills | Baby Moccasins Lakota (Sioux) Northern Plains, ca. 1900 Tanned hide, rawhide, glass beads, porcupine quills, pigment, cotton thread. NA.202.1314 | Northern Plains | Sioux | Lakota

NA.202.1318
Tsistsistas | Plains | Cheye...
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NA.202.1318 | ca. 1880 | L: 11 in, wide at widest point: 5.5 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 | Girl's leggings, numbered as (a) and (b). Rectangular pieces of tanned hide, to wrap a girl's legs from ankle to knee, with minimal scoop on bottom hem to cover fronts and backs of moccasins. Little over ½ the piece is covered in 10 rows, with majority white seed beads, and single row of white (3 rows) and dark blue (2 rows) striped row on the bottom edge. Two segments of designs. Teal blue design of vertical stripe entire length down, with 'arms' running outward on each row. Narrower design of dark blue vertical stripe inset with dark green and the same 'arms.' No ties, pull on style. Probably tied at top with cloth or hide pieces, but only one hole on top edge. Pinked edge on upper leggings. | na.202.1318ab.jpg | leggings | tanned hide | cotton thread | glass beads | Tsistsistas | Plains | Cheyenne

NA.203.1536
Lakota | Northern Plains | b...
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NA.203.1536 | ca. 1890 | L: 12.5 in, width: 10.125 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 | Cow bone hair pipes in two (2) sections, each with 30 pieces each side. Each piece is strung through on tanned hide pieces, separated by heavy piece of tanned hide, and heavy tanned hide on either side to create a plate. Each of the heavy tanned hide segments is embellished with 30 brass tacks. At top are 4 strings of tanned hide, one each corner and two tied to center hide segment, strung with sky blue glass beads and brass beads. The top forms a loop at top to be untied and go around the neck. The hide strips through which the hair pipes are strung are unfinished and hang from either side of plate, long some up to 15"L. 1" dia. bone ring attached to lower front right corner. | na.203.1536.jpg | breastplate | tanned hide | brass tacks | glass beads | commercially tanned hide | cow bone | brass beads | Lakota | Northern Plains

NA.203.1476
Central Plains | Pawnee | Ch...
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NA.203.1476 | ca. 1850 | L: 18 in, width: 14 in, Diameter: 18 in, L: 56 in, width: 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 | Longest bearclaw is 4" long, 46 claws attached to otter skin with blue and white beads intersperced. Attached trailer of otter skin and 2 additional trailers attached at neck. Ochre around necklace interior | na.203.1476.jpg | NA.203.1476.jpg | bear claw necklace | trailer | tanned hide | otter hide | grizzly bear claws | brass buttons | ochre | glass beads | sinew | Central Plains | Pawnee | Chahiksichahiks

NA.203.1424.1
Nez Perce | Niimipu | bow ca...
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NA.203.1424.1 | ca. 1875 | bow case length: 52 in, bow case width: 5 in, quiver length: 56 in, quiver width: 3.5 in, pendant length: 22.5 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 | Crow style, formal bowcase (.1) and quiver with bow and thumper arrow and carved stick. Beaded flaps, entirely made of otter strips. Stored with (.2) bow, (.3) thumper arrow and (.4) carved stick. | NA.203.1424.1.v1 (M).jpg | NA.203.1424.1.v3 (M).jpg | bow case | quiver | tanned hide | wool cloth | otter skin | cotton thread | glass beads | Nez Perce | Niimipu

NA.106.940
Lakota | Medicine Horse | No...
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NA.106.940 | ca. 1880 | L: 14.5 in, wide at widest point: 6 in, diameter of handle: 5.75 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 | Hide scraper with bone handle and metal blade. Handle made from animal leg bone, carved to 90 degree angle at blade end. Blade flat piece of metal strapped to handle with tanned hide strips, and rawhide wrapping. Hide straps run from hole in end of handle down length. "MH" and "Medicine Horse" carved into handle. | na.106.940.jpg | scraper | tanned hide | rawhide | metal | bone | Lakota | Medicine Horse | Northern Plains

NA.205.115
Central Plains | turban | ta...
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NA.205.115 | 1900-1930 | Diameter: 6 in, L: 28 in, H: 6.5 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 | Single piece of tanned otter hide, fur on, wrapped to a head piece with yellow pigment inside head piece, and tail extends back. Piece of tanned hide (17"L) attached to tail portion, holes on its perimeter and tied through with strings of tanned hide, to make tail portion upright; heavily ochred. Wood stick or dowel strung through at wrapping point on interior where beaded disk is also attached; to make stand upright At tip of tail, two (2) elk eye teeth strung through piece of hide string, backed with abalone disk on verso. Beaded hide in octagon shape, majority light blue seed beads with square cross with two bars in horizontal stripes of yellow, dark blue, red. Two other bars in red, dark green translucent and yellow. Bordered in white; entire piece edged in green translucent. Through dark green center of cross is bunch of dew claws carved like feathers on short hides strips. Through the verso is long thin hide strip with two (2) elk eye teeth attached. | NA.205.115.jpg | NA.205.115.jpg | turban | tanned hide | pigments | elk teeth | glass beads | wood | otter hide | dew claws | abalone disk | Central Plains

NA.203.1583
Plains | necklace | trailer ...
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NA.203.1583 | ca. 1860 | L: 16.5 in, width: 11 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 | Bear claw necklace with otter and trailer. Base of necklace made from body of otter and grizzly bear claws. Some claws appear to be wood, may have been added or substituted. Red pigment underside of claws. Brass beads between each claw; white pony beads at base between claws, proper right half; blue pony beads at base between claws, proper left half. Brass buttons on otter's eyes. Otter tail and hind legs, paws, attached on one side of double red trade cloth trailer. Blue beaded ball with ermine strips, red silk ribbons, eagle fluffs, body of yellow and black bird (possibly Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii), hawk feathers, and green horse hair with quill wraps attached to otter's neck. | na.203.1583.jpg | necklace | trailer | tanned hide | eagle feathers | grizzly bear claws | brass buttons | pigment | otter hide | glass beads | wood | hawk feathers | dyed horse hair | ermine | brass beads | silk ribbon | wool cloth | otter fur | Bullock's Oriole | porcupine quills | 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.202.1198
Plateau | dress | tanned hid...
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NA.202.1198 | ca. 1830-1850 | dress length: 49 in, sleeve to sleeve w/fringe: 63 in, shoulder to shoulder: 22 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-hide dress. Deer atil on front and bback at the neck. Russian glass beeds and Chinese coins ("China cash") attached to fringe on front of dress. Pony beads in red, black, and white on the yolk with additional pink and yellow pony beads on shoulders. | na.202.1198.jpg | NA.202.1198.v1.jpg | NA.202.1198.v2.jpg | dress | dress | tanned hide | brass coins | glass beads | Plateau

NA.505.95
Northern Plains | flute | ta...
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NA.505.95 | ca. 1880 | L: 23.625 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 | Wood flute with abstract carved line along length. Sweetgrass braid tied to top with green cloth. Center wraps of sinew. Red silk ribbons and quilled dangler with tine cones and red horse hair tied at center. | na.505.95.jpg | flute | tanned hide | sinew | porcupine quills | tin cones | silk ribbon | dye | cloth | Horse Hair | wood | Northern Plains

NA.202.1237
dress | tanned hide | Eagle ...
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NA.202.1237 | 19Th Century | dress length: 45 in, sleeve to sleeve w/fringe: 46 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 hide, painted, fringed, 1523, cowrie shells, feather, stiff, bent | NA.202.1237.JPG | dress | dress | tanned hide | Eagle Feather | pigment | cowrie shell

NA.403.176
Salish | Plateau | horse col...
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NA.403.176 | ca. 1900 | L: 33.25 in, width: 20.5 in | Simplot Collection; Gift of J.R. Simplot | Transportation, Land Transportation. Horse collar of floral patterned beadwork on navy blue, wool felt background with red wool felt and red wool material along edges with single row of white beadwork along borders. 4 leather strings attached to corners of both sides ends and tied together. 80 metal bells (the smaller ones are painted) are attached along all borders. Approximately 3 are missing. Flat brass tacks along bottom of front and five bells with one missing. Vinyl backing. Beadwork colors include white, pinks, light blue, green and red. | NA.403.176.JPG | NA.403.176.jpg | floral | horse collar | tanned hide | oil cloth | tacks | brass bells | wool cloth | glass beads | brass | native | Salish | Plateau

NA.203.1580
Northern Plains | Blackfeet ...
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NA.203.1580 | ca. 1890 | H: 18 in, Diameter: 8 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 | Straight-up feather bonnet. Stiff piece of hide, made into circle, lined with cotton cloth on interior, and red wool cloth on exterior, and two sets of leather ties at back. Ermine tufts and some red dyed feather fluffs at the base of the upright feathers. Front has three rows of brass tacks around lower perimeter onto the red wool. Top edge has tufts of ermine skins attached, and then top edge has golden eagle feathers, wrapped at base with red wool cloth, and standing upright from the leather base. Each feather has a piece of rawhide attached to it with thread, and the rawhide is wrapped in wide horizontal stripes of embroidery floss in red, yellow, purple, cream. Tips of some feathers have strands of dark purple horse hair attached, and tipped at base with small piece of ermine hide. One upright strand at the front of bonnet is covered with dark purple feather pieces. Where the circular base meets at back, two piece of red wool are sewn on either side, and trails down approx. 14". Numerous ermine tubes hang from the sides and around the back of head piece base. Leather ties at chin. | na.203.1580.jpg | Feather bonnet | tanned hide | dyed feather fluffs | brass tacks | dyed horse hair | golden eagle feathers | wool cloth | ermine | embroidery floss | rawhide | Northern Plains | Blackfeet

NA.205.120
Unknown | peace medal | shel...
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NA.205.120 | L: 18 in, Diameter: 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 | Large medal on hide tie with blue glass beads, cylindrical shell beads. Medal inscription: "TH JEFFERSON PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A.D.1801, with profile. Reverse: PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP, hands with crossed hatchet and pipe. Cast metal, hollow. Needs additional research. | l.312.2006.1628v3.jpg | NA.205.120.v2.jpg | l.312.2006.1628.jpg | l.312.2006.1628v2.jpg | NA.205.120.v1.jpg | peace medal | shell | tanned hide | metal | glass beads | Unknown

NA.302.264
Northern Plains | Blackfeet ...
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NA.302.264 | ca. 1930 | L: 68 in, wide at widest point: 33.5 in, width of narrowest point: 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 | Willow backrest edged in blue felt cloth; beaded blue wool cloth tab with beaded abstract floral and geometric design. Fringe on top and bottom edge of tab; tab edged in orange cotton cloth. Cloth tab at top of backrest red and blue wool design on calico backing. Willows secured up center axis with sinew wraps. | na.302.264.jpg | Backrest | tanned hide | Cotton cloth | glass beads | Willow | wool cloth | sinew | cotton thread | Northern Plains | Blackfeet

NA.403.243
Crow | Montana | Apsáalooke...
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NA.403.243 | ca. 1880 | L: 28 in, width: 14.25 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 | Three-section repurposed parfleche/rawhide headstall, w/ metal Spanish style bridle and keyhole sallong (headpiece) attached at top; cotton cloth goes over top to attach. The headstall is parfleche on verso, painted ochre on recto with ¼" W beading on the two sides. The two vertical pieces are 1 ¾" W that tapers to 1"W. Glass seed beads on vertical are light blue majority with two striped areas in yellow, with small blocks of translucent red and green with blue box in center. Top piece is medium blue with center small red and yellow boxes followed by dark blue and pink angles stripes. In center of upper piece is beaded block in white and translucent green vertical stripes on either side of translucent red and yellow horizontal box. Keyhole piece is tied through top headstall piece with tanned hide strip. Total 13 ½" L inc. yellow and green dyed horsehair perimeter bunches. Keyhole is majority light blue seed beads with red wool cloth bull's eye outlined in white. Half circles stripes on either side in translucent red, green and yellow, outlined in dark blue. 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock triangles in dark blue outlined in white, leading down to triangular portion. Two horizontal sections in light blue majority, top has small section after the dark blue triangle in yellow, w/ translucent red stripe following. Center is yellow with red, white, green box stripe top and bottom outlined in dark blue. Bottom has two red boxes outlined in dark blue. Top circle and bottom line of keyhole is outlined in horsehair bunches, wrapped in tanned hide and separated by 2 translucent red beads - sewn together with cotton thread. Old style iron Spanish bit with dangling, pieced metal work at bottom. | na.403.243.jpg | NA.403.243.v1 (M).jpg | NA.403.243.v2 (M).jpg | NA.403.243.v3 (M).jpg | bridle | tanned hide | wool cloth | iron | pigments | Horse Hair | glass beads | Cotton cloth | cotton thread | parfleche | dye | Crow | Montana | Apsáalooke | Northern Plains

NA.203.1413
Chahiksichahiks | Central Pl...
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NA.203.1413 | ca. 1830 | L: 45 in, L: 32 in, width: 18 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 hide with fur | grizzly bear claws | glass beads | abalone shells | tanned hide | wool cloth | l.312.2006.1835.jpg | l.312.2006.1835v3.jpg | na.203.1413v2.jpg | na.203.1413v3.jpg | l.312.2006.1835v2.jpg | na.203.1413.jpg | bear claw necklace | bear claw necklace | wool cloth | tanned hide | otter hide with fur | grizzly bear claws | brass tacks | glass beads | abalone shells | Chahiksichahiks | Central Plains | Pawnee

NA.502.334
Plains | dance stick | tanne...
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NA.502.334 | 19th century | L: 19 in, width: 2.5 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 | Wood dance stick. Carved out of light weight wood, narrow handled flares to wide top with round top. Large hole cut near top section; small hole base of handle. Hide thong strung though small hole near top. Back of handle concave. Possibly unfinished piece. | NA.502.334.jpg | dance stick | tanned hide | wood | Plains