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NA.502.9
Northern Plains | natal char...
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NA.502.9 | ca. 1890 | L: 5.375 in, width: 2.5 in | The Mr. & Mrs. Sandberg collection given in memory of Babe and Sandy Sandberg by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Claude Phillips | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Tanned, orange and black overlay bead decoration on top, green bead border. Tin cones and red feather puffs on legs. | na.502.9.jpg | NA.502.9.JPG | natal charm | tin | Beads | feathers | tanned | Red | hide | seed | cones | puffs | orange | deer | black | green | Northern Plains

NA.202.394
Sioux | Northern Plains | ca...
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NA.202.394 | 1984 | H: 4.5 in, L: 10.75 in, width: 7.5 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/or Festive Adornment. Woven plastic, adjustable, billed. Blue with beaded bill and front. Blue, white, orange, red and yellow geometric star and cross design beadwork on light blue ground. Arrow design trim in same colors at the top. Black cloth brow band, mfg. tag - Funkap, large, made in U.S.A. | The Anguish of Snails: Volume 2, Folklore in the West; by Barre Toelken; Utah State University Press, Logan Utah; 2003; page 59 | NA.202.394.JPG | star | geometric | cross | cap | plastic | Beads | seed | billed | nylon | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.403.86
Crow | horse chest decoratio...
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NA.403.86 | 1905 | overall length: 32.625 in, overall width: 15 in | Gift of Mrs. Henry H.R. Coe | Transportation, Land Transportation. Canvas backed, two beaded strips with beaded panel at the bottom with hawk bells and bead fringe; strips have red wool at top and green wool edging; hourglass beadwork design in blue, green, yellow, red nd white intermixed with red wool; panel stylized geometric and curvalineal floral design in red, green, yellow, white and lavendar on blue ground. | NA.403.86.JPG | na.403.86.jpg | na.403.86s.jpg | NA.403.86.jpg | strips | hourglass | curvalineal floral | stylized geometric | horse chest decoration | Beads | seed | green | wool | hawk | White | canvas | yellow | Red | bells | lavendar | blue | fringe | Crow

1.69.683
blouse | skirt | Beads | Red...
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1.69.683 | ca. 1915 | skirt length: 37 in, waist: 27 in, blouse length: 24 in, sleeve length: 24 in | Inside waist band: Etheyle | A) Red corduroy divided skirt, double button up front and (B) matching long sleeve blouse with beaded bands and button up front. Part of Etheyle Parry's Wild West Show wardrobe, later married W.C. Bradford, Buffalo Bill's nephew. | 1.69.683.jpg | 1.69.683.JPG | blouse | skirt | Beads | Red | buttons | corduroy

NA.502.194
Northern Plains | natal amul...
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NA.502.194 | overall length: 9.25 in, width: 8 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Written on buckskin in pen: 50 | Ritual and Recreation Toys. White buckskin shaped as a lizard. Sewn together with white string. Beaded with white and dark blue seed beads. Orange horsehair with 10 tin cone dangles. Four dangles missing from horsehair. Left front leg has original string tie and horsehair. The others all have recently been given new ties of white nylon string, also some new horsehair. | na.502.194.jpg | NA.502.194.JPG | lizard | natal amulet | Buckskin | Beads | tin cone | horsehair | nylon | Northern Plains

NA.205.93
feather | bonnet | ribbon | ...
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NA.205.93 | L: 22 in, width: 13 in | Dress and Adornment, Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Eagle (?) feather bonnet with white horsehair streamers. Red, blue yarn, multi colored bead rounds in front. Beaded head band in blue, red, white, green, yellow step design in lazy stitch greasy size 11 seed beads. Some green and red feathers, owl feathers, pheasant tail feathers and blue curtain tassles on decorative strips. Each eagle (?) feather wrapped in red wool at base attached to felt inner hat. Ribbons on outside in red and green with long red, magenta and blue yarn hanging down. | na.205.93v1.jpg | na.205.93v2.jpg | feather | bonnet | ribbon | leather | wool | Beads | feathers | yarn | thread

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

1.69.943
hat | leather | Beads | rang...
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1.69.943 | ca. 1876 | brim: 3.5 in, crown: 6 in | Gift from the George T. Beck Family to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center | Hatband: Leonard T.S., Leather sweat band stamped: Patented Improved Sweat Jan. 9 `78/Trade Mark/The T Ray/Reg. Oct. 8th 1876 | Felt ranger style hat, raw edges with Indian beaded hatband. | 1.69.943front.JPG | 1.69.943back.JPG | hat | leather | Beads | ranger style | felt

NA.502.47.4
Northern Cheyenne | Northern...
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NA.502.47.4 | L: 2 in, width with fringe: 2.5 in | Anne Black Collection | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Bead and leather; fan shaped, blue with black and white design and fringe; leather back with safety pin sewn to it. | NA.502.47.1-.6.JPG | na.502.47.4.jpg | fan shaped | pin | Beads | White | leather | seed | fringe | black | blue | Northern Cheyenne | Northern Plains

1.69.776
coat | buttons | Buckskin | ...
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1.69.776 | ca. 1890 | overall length: 30 in, sleeve length: 24 in | Gift of Robert F. Garland | The buttons on this jacket are marked “Paris” and have the initials “WBC” on them | Buckskin coat with fringe on shoulders and down arms, one row down center back, beaded eagle epaulets on shoulders signifying rank of colonel, nine plain brass buttons down front, double split tail, floral beadwork throughout, 2 pockets on each side. | 1.69.776.JPG | 1.69.776.jpg | eagle | floral | coat | buttons | Buckskin | Beads | fringe | brass

NA.504.38
Northern Plains | Sioux | pi...
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NA.504.38 | ca. 1890 | L: 16.75 in, width: 9.5 in, quilled section: 6 in | Ritual and Recreation: Smoking and Narcotics. Tanned, single row of black plastic beads along top edge and bead border down each side to lazy stitch beaded panel in open door tipi and geometric design, Wrapped quillwork tassles below panel with buckskin fringe attached. | NA.504.38.JPG | na.504.38v2.jpg | na.504.38v1.jpg | open door tipi design | geometric | pipe bag | lazy stitch | black | Buckskin | Beads | tanned | wrapped | tassles | quills | plastic | fringe | porcupine | hide | deer | seed | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.203.10
Blackfeet | Northern Plains ...
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NA.203.10 | ca. 1915 | cap diameter: 7 in | The Catherine Bradford Collection, Gift of The Coe Foundation | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornments and Ritual Regalia. Horn headdress - felt skull cap covered with ermine strips with red wool tradecloth at top. Split buffalo horns on top with cloth trailer with wrapped horse hair tassles on the end. Beaded strip in geometric design (overlay) along front of skull cap with red & yellow ribbons on each side. | NA.203.10view1.JPG | NA.203.10view1.JPG | NA.203.10view2.JPG | NA.203.10view2.JPG | NA.203.10.jpg | geometric | overlay | Buffalo Horn Bonnet | commercial | Red | seed | felt | Ribbons | wool | buffalo | horns | yellow | horse | Tradecloth | ermine | Beads | hair | bald eagle | feathers | Blackfeet | Northern Plains

NA.507.18
Northern Plains | doll and h...
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NA.507.18 | ca. 1900 | doll length: 7 in | Gift of Lucile M. Wright | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Stuffed female doll and horse. Doll has tanned dress. Horse is tanned hide with saddle. Bead decoration on dress, overlay beaded decoration on boot moccasins, and on saddle bags, horse neck decoration. Black painted spots on horse. Horse hair braids on doll and name on horse. | BBHC Cody Enterprise column: “Your Museum Matters” – December 1, 2008 From our collection: As kids, parents, and everyone in between are thinking toys and games this holiday season, we’re reminded that not only are playthings a part of numerous cultures, they’ve been around for ages, too. A civilization’s toys can tell a good deal about its beliefs, priorities, or everyday life. For instance, Native American toys helped prepare children for adult responsibilities. They were often miniature replicas of tools and implements, and play imitated adult tasks. The first dolls made by Lakota and other Plains tribes were simple figures of clay or rawhide cutouts stuffed with buffalo hair or grass. The detail in doll clothing helped an Indian girl learn her family’s way of making household objects. Finally, they were typically made by grandparents and rarely had much detail so features could be left to a child’s imagination. Photo caption/credit: Northern Plains doll and horse, ca. 1900. Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming. Gift of Ms. Lucile M. Wright. NA.507.18 | NA.507.18.JPG | NA.507.18.jpg | horse | spots | doll and horse | trade | hide | seed | hair | pigment | Beads | deer | cloth | horse | tanned | Northern Plains

NA.502.7
Northern Plains | natal char...
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NA.502.7 | ca. 1890 | Diameter: 3.875 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Tanned, blue and black overlay bead decoration on top, black painted bottom. Charm shaped as a snake. | na.502.7.jpg | NA.502.7.JPG | snake shape | natal charm | Beads | tanned | paint | seed | deer | overlay | hide | black | blue | Northern Plains

NA.203.933
headdress | Beads | brass | ...
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NA.203.933 | L: 37 in, width: 22.5 in | In memory of Frank O. Horton and Henriette S. Horton | Dress and Adornment, Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Headdress consists of a hide skull cap with a seed bead band in front with white ground and two red triangles at either side and a dark blue triangle in the center. There are remnants of hide streamers and a brass bell at each temple. A black buffalo horn protrudes from each side. The top has tattered feathers wrapped in red trade cloth. At the bottom, back hangs long black horsehair "streamers" wrapped in red trade cloth. | na.203.933v1.jpg | na.203.933v2.jpg | triangles | headdress | Beads | brass | horn | hide | horsehair | Tradecloth | buffalo | feathers

NA.205.63
Northern Plains | War bonnet...
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NA.205.63 | ca. 1905 | L: 29 in, H: 21.5 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. War bonnet - yellow felt hat; eagle feathers, white plumes and yellow cloth at bases, green dyed horse hair at tips; beaded brow band with triangle pattern in yellow, green and dark blue on light blue ground; two strips of red cloth and one ermine skin on each side. | NA.205.63.JPG | NA.205.63.JPG | NA.205.63.JPG | triangle | War bonnet | White | eagle | felt | cloth | plumes | Beads | feathers | ermine | yellow | horsehair | green dyed | Red | Northern Plains

NA.507.29
Northern Plains | doll | Bea...
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NA.507.29 | ca. 1890 | L: 12.5 in | Adolph Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Female -- Stuffed doll with tanned dress having lazy stitch beaded cross and border design. Beaded leggings and moccasins, tube shell earrings. Braided horse hair with red thread ties. | NA.507.29.JPG | na.507.29.jpg | border | cross | doll | Beads | hair | tanned | lazy stitch | Red | hide | tube | shells | braided | buffalo | thread | seed | horse | Northern Plains

NA.106.46B
Northern Plains | Sioux | st...
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NA.106.46B | ca. 1910 | L: 11.375 in, width: 21 in | Utensils and implements - Household. Storage bag - tanned, bead panel on front and sides in lazy stitch geometric design. | NA.106.46B.JPG | na.106.46b.jpg | geometric | lazy stitch | storage bag | Beads | tanned | hide | deer | seed | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.203.48
Northern Plains | necklace |...
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NA.203.48 | ca. 1880 | L: 21.75 in, width: 1.5 in | Gift of Corliss C. and Audrienne H. Moseley | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Necklace - bone hair pipes with rawhide dividers, black, red, green, clear and brass globular beads at each section and bottom. Brass beads at neck with rawhide ties. | NA.203.48.JPG | na.203.48.jpg | necklace | Beads | glass | bone hair pipes | rawhide | brass | Northern Plains

NA.403.115
quirt | Beads | handle | bon...
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NA.403.115 | L: 32.625 in, Diameter: .625 in | Transportation: Land Transportation. Brown braided horse hair, leather strip at end wrapped with yellow and red porcupine quills; leather handle beaded in green, yellow and blue; bone hair pipe and two brass beads on leather strip on end of handle. | NA.403.115.JPG | na.403.115.jpg | quirt | Beads | handle | bone hair pipe | brown | seed | yellow | horse | hair | quills | brass | braided | porcupine | blue | leather | Red | wrapped | green

1.69.2335
piece of leather | Beads | h...
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1.69.2335 | ca. 1910 | L: 4.625 in, width: 1.5 in | Gift of Mrs. Margaret S. Garlow | Half oblong shaped piece of leather with slit from middle almost to curved outside edge, clear red cut bead edging, attached to loom beaded strip with `V' at end, beadwork is geometric with two `x's and triangles in light blue, clear yellow, cut navy blue and cut clear red seed beads. | 1.69.2335.JPG | 1.69.2335.JPG | geometric | triangles | piece of leather | Beads | half oblong | leather

NA.403.128
Blackfoot | horse neckpiece ...
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NA.403.128 | ca. 1900 | width including tassles: 15 in | Transportation: Land Transportation. Wood, covered with red cloth; floral design in purple, blue, green and clear beads; leather with fringe covering both ends; horse hair tassles wrapped in green cloth and white tape along bottom. | NA.403.128.JPG | na.403.128.jpg | floral | horse neckpiece | Beads | Clear | blue | wrapped | green | horse | hair | cloth | tape | Red | tassles | White | wood | fringe | seed | purple | leather | Blackfoot

NA.203.551
Colorado | Ute | belt pouch ...
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NA.203.551 | ca. 1875 | L: 11.25 in, width: 3.125 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Belt pouch - elongated triangular shape; deerskin; beaded front, diamonds and stripes in turquoise, orange, black and red beads; back painted green with three beaded stripes in turquoise, red, black and yellow beads. | na.203.551.JPG | na.203.551v1.jpg | na.203.551v2.jpg | stripes | diamonds | belt pouch | Beads | deerskin | painted | green | triangular | Colorado | Ute

NA.302.8.40
Sioux | South Dakota | tipi ...
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NA.302.8.40 | 1885 | L: 6.5 in, width: .625 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Structures and Furnishings: Dwellings and Furnishings. Tipi ornament, three part rawhide strips with wool backing, wrapped with red, purple and yellow porcupine quills. Strips spaced with green seed beads, ends have deer dew claws and red horse hair. | na.302.8.40.jpg | tipi ornament | Beads | purple | hair | dew claws | wool | deer | rawhide strips | seed | green | Red | porcupine | quills | horse | yellow | Sioux | South Dakota