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NA.108.189
Iroquois | Eastern Woodlands...
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NA.108.189 | ca.1830-1850 | wide at top: 5 in, L: 21 in, diameter of ball: 7.5 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 | Ball-headed type club. Piece of wood, tapered to bottom with pointed bottom, and ridged on interior. Hole drilled through on bottom, 3" from bottom, probably for some type of attached tanned hide strip handle. The ball head is darker color - almost black. On center of body (both sides) are two (2) 3/8" W x 1 ¾"L indented or carved areas - appear to be decorative. Immediately above the top indentation is carved design of 3 triangle-like figures in dark color. At a right angle between the two indentations is a carved/scratched line - 4"L, also a dark color. The lower portion of the body/handle is darker color overall with marks and scratches - seemingly decorative. Not heavy object, so probably a presentation piece. Nice patina overall. | NA.108.189.v1.jpg | NA.108.189.v2.jpg | NA.108.189.jpg | war club | pigment | wood | Iroquois | Eastern Woodlands

NA.203.498
Iroquois | Northeast | bag |...
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NA.203.498 | ca. 1900 | L: 5.5 in, width: 6.375 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 | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Bag - cloth with flaps. Brown velveteen, red edges, brown around top and as lining. Multi-colored floral beaded design on each side with snaps. Bordered with white beading. | NA.203.498dtl.JPG | NA.203.498view2.JPG | NA.203.498view1.JPG | floral | bag | snaps | cloth | velveteen | glass beads | Iroquois | Northeast

NA.202.326
Iroquois | Woodlands | leggi...
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NA.202.326 | ca. 1910 | L: 10.5 in, width: 6.5 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily Attire And/Or Festive Attire. Woman's -- Navy blue wool contouring down to ankle. Outside edge and bottom panel in overlay bead row design (clear, blue and green). Outside and bottom edge bound with red, white, plain cloth. | NA.202.326.jpg | row | leggings | Tradecloth | blue | Clear | overlay | Beads | green | cloth | orange | Red | navy blue | wool | White | Iroquois | Woodlands

NA.202.669
Great Lakes | Iroquois | Moc...
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NA.202.669 | ca. 1930 | L: 8.5 in, width: 3.75 in, H: 2.5 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Deerskin, soft soled; green and blue cloth around top edge; pink and blue embroidery thread around top of foot. | NA.202.669A&B.JPG | na.202.669.jpg | Moccasins | deerskin | blue | embroidery | green | thread | cloth | pink | Great Lakes | Iroquois

NA.202.723
Iroquois | Great Lakes | Moc...
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NA.202.723 | 1900 | L: 3.875 in, width: 1.875 in, H: 1.75 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily Attire And/Or Festive Attire. Commercial leather, cloth lining. Black velveteen cuff with red cloth edging and a row of white pony beads. Clear white and clear blue pony beads and turquoise basket beads, white pony bead outline on cloth sewn to foot. | NA.202.723.A&B.JPG | na.202.723.jpg | Moccasins | black | leather | cloth | velveteen | turquoise | basket | clear white | Red | commercial | clear blue | Beads | lining | pony | White | Iroquois | Great Lakes

NA.202.743
Northeast | Iroquois | Mocca...
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NA.202.743 | 1890 | L: 9.125 in, width: 4 in, H: 2.5 in | Gift of Dan Chapel in honor of Mr. Frank and Elizabeth Chapel | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Deerskin, soft soled, cloth lined. Black cloth cuff with green cloth on top edge and a row of green beading. Black cloth on foot with bead decoration in white, pink, green and yellow, all clear. White beaded border. | NA.202.743.JPG | Moccasins | glass beads | Cotton cloth | deer hide | seed | Northeast | Iroquois

NA.506.18
Iroquois | Northeast | minia...
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NA.506.18 | ca. 1920 | L: 5.875 in, width: 6 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Ritual and Recreation: Gifts and Novelties. Coils of braided cornhusk sewn together in shape of a face; corn husk fringe around edge; string attached to back. | NA.506.18.JPG | face | miniature mask | braided | Coiled | string | cornhusk | Iroquois | Northeast

NA.203.507
Iroquois | purse | handle | ...
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NA.203.507 | ca. 1905 | L: 3.375 in, width: 4.625 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Purse - cardboard, hook closure, orange cloth on outside, green cloth lining. Fully loom beaded handle with red crosses on white ground. White, green, red beading on purse, all clear beads. Also sequins with clear yellow beads. | NA.203.507.JPG | na.203.507.jpg | crosses | purse | handle | sequins | cardboard | loom beaded | orange | Clear | green | hook | Beads | cloth | Iroquois

NA.202.712
Iroquois | Great Lakes | Moc...
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NA.202.712 | 1920 | L: 11.25 in, width: 4.25 in, H: 3.125 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Caribou? hide, soft soled. Abstract floral beading on foot and on simulated cuff in clear pink clear white, clear gray, clear green with white outline. Design on foot has green border with beads along line where cuff would be. | NA.202.712A&B.JPG | na.202.712.jpg | abstract floral | Moccasins | White | hide | caribou | clear gray | seed | clear pink | green | Beads | clear green | clear white | Iroquois | Great Lakes

NA.202.660
Great Lakes | Iroquois | Moc...
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NA.202.660 | 1900 | L: 9.25 in, width: 5 in, H: 2.25 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily Attire And/Or Festive Attire. Deerskin, soft soled. Beaded on foot in clear, white, turquoise, green, pink and yellow pony beads. White borders with black velveteen. Black velveteen flap with white pony beads and red cloth edging. Holes in sole of one. | NA.202.660.jpg | NA.202.660.JPG | Moccasins | turquoise | Red | Clear | pony | cloth | White | green | Beads | yellow | black | pink | velveteen | deerskin | Great Lakes | Iroquois

NA.202.665
Great Lakes | Iroquois | Moc...
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NA.202.665 | 1920's | L: 10.25 in, width: 3.625 in, H: 3.375 in | Dr. Robert A. Anderson Collection | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Deerskin, soft soled, red velvet cuffs edged with green ribbon. Bead decoration on foot with three diamond designs in yellow outlined in green on clear silver hearts ground. Bordered with clear white and green ribbon. Spiral design beading on cuffs in clear gold hearts and green silver hearts. Clear edge beading. | NA.202.665.JPG | diamonds | spiral | Moccasins | glass beads | seed | ribbon | deer hide | velvet | Great Lakes | Iroquois

NA.203.752
Iroquois | cuffs | commercia...
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NA.203.752 | ca. 1930 | L: 6 in, width: 5 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Cuffs - commercial leather; chrome studs; black velvet patch beaded with star and leaf pattern in pink, blue, yellow, green, red/white hearts and white. | NA.203.752A&B.JPG | na.203.752.jpg | star | Leaf | cuffs | commercial | chrome | black | velvet | red/white hearts | studs | Beads | leather | Iroquois

NA.301.3
Iroquois | picture frame | c...
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NA.301.3 | ca. 1900 | L: 11.5 in, depth: 1.125 in, H: 10.5 in | Structures and Furnishings: Unclassified. Ornately shaped cardboard frame covered with faded violet velvet beaded in flowers and leaves with clear, clear blue, clear red, clear green, and clear amber pony beads, frame has 2 vertical oval cut-outs for pictures surrounded with gold sequins centered with yellow seed beads and backed with unfaded violet velvet; outer border is beaded with clear pony beads all the way around; handle at top consists of 2 strands of clear pony beads strung on heavy cream thread; 5 groups of looped dangles at bottom of frame in clear pony beads and pink, brown, blue, gray and white basket beads; backing is cardboard covered on the outside with blue twill and covers the lower 3/4 of frame, upper 1/4 of the front is covered on back with red polished cotton. ---One strand of handle is broken and missing beads. Bottom border is missing a couple rows of beads. Indian photos that came in the frame were removed to Archives. | NA.301.3.JPG | na.301.3.jpg | leaves | flowers | picture frame | cardboard | backing | cotton | pony | velvet | polished | Clear | basket | clear blue | sequins | oval | clear red | cream colored | gold | ornately shaped | clear green | brown | heavy | clear amber | Beads | Gray | made for white man | twill | faded violet | thread | seed | Red | pink | cloth | cut-outs | yellow | White | blue | Iroquois

NA.202.657
Iroquois | Northeast | Mocca...
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NA.202.657 | 1920 | L: 10.375 in, width: 3.875 in, H: 4 in | Dr. Robert A. Anderson Collection | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Deerskin, soft soled. Floral beading on foot in red white hearts, clear gold hearts outlined in blue, on yellow ground, bordered in white and blue and blue ribbon. Silk velvet side flaps, spiral beading in green and clear gold hearts. Blue ribbon around edge with white edge beading. Red ribbon ties. White cloth lining. | NA.202.657.JPG | floral | spiral | Moccasins | deer hide | Ribbons | velvet | seed | silk | Cotton cloth | glass beads | Iroquois | Northeast

NA.302.19
Iroquois | shoe pouch | gree...
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NA.302.19 | ca. 1950 | L: 4.75 in, width: 2.25 in | Structures and Furnishings: Dwellings and Furnishings. Leather or cardboard covered in cloth; beaded front with bird and leaf design in clear, red, brown, blue, pink, yellow and white beads on green cloth ground; whtie cloth and clear beads around edge, unintelligible writing on back. | NA.302.19.JPG | na.302.19.jpg | Leaf | bird | shoe pouch | green | blue | seed | brown | leather | cardboard | cloth | pink | yellow | White | Red | Clear | Beads | Iroquois

NA.202.720
Great Lakes | Iroquois | Moc...
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NA.202.720 | 1890 | L: 5.875 in, width: 2.5 in, H: 2.25 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Child's -- Commercial leather, soft soled, cloth lining. Black velveteen cuff edged with green cloth, decorated with a row of white and clear pony beads. Black cloth on foot beaded in clear, blue, clear yellow and clear red pony beads, outline with white pony beads. Beading on each foot mirrors the other. Left foot is missing cuff. | NA.202.720.A&B.JPG | na.202.720.jpg | Moccasins | pony | blue | green | White | leather | clear yellow | velveteen | cloth | black | commercial | cuff missing | lining | Beads | Clear | clear red | Great Lakes | Iroquois

NA.506.17
Iroquois | mask | wood | clo...
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NA.506.17 | ca. 1920 | L: 3.25 in, width: 2.125 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Ritual and Recreation: Gifts and Novelties. Carved wooden face painted in red, black and orange; exaggerated nose and mouth; human hair tied with two strips of red cloth; leather tie at top of mask. | NA.506.17.JPG | na.506.17.jpg | face | mask | wood | cloth | leather | black | Red | painted | orange | human | tie | carved | hair | Iroquois

NA.506.16
Iroquois | boot shaped pouch...
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NA.506.16 | ca. 1930 | H: 8 in, width: 6 in | Ritual and Recreation: Gifts and Novelties. Red cloth boot stuffed with saw dust; raised floral design on front in clear, blue, red, green and yellow beads. | NA.506.16.JPG | na.506.16.jpg | floral | boot shaped pouch | Clear | stuffed | Beads | cloth | seed | yellow | saw dust | Red | blue | green | Iroquois