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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.203.1549
Northern Plains | Buffalo Ho...
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NA.203.1549 | mid 20th century | L: 22 in, H: 12 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 | Bonnet made from hide, fur and horns of bison. Beaded brow band with bison track design. Dream catcher at left temple, hawk feathers at temples. | na.203.1549.jpg | Buffalo Horn Bonnet | tanned hide | buffalo fur | hawk feather | buffalo horns | rawhide | glass beads | buffalo hide | Northern Plains

NA.205.78
Sioux | Northern Plains | Bu...
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NA.205.78 | ca. 1860 | cap circumference: 25.5 in, cap height to horn tips: 14 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pohrt | Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Split horn headdress - brain tanned buckskin cap, 3 pieces sinew sewn together, outside covered with a patchwork of white ermine skin pieces glued on. Lazy stitch beaded leather forehead band of royal blue stepped triangles on white ground with red/white hearts beaded edges. Split buffalo horns attached at each side trimmed tips covered with ermine skin over sinew wrapped red-orange dyed horse hair tufts. Between horns at top of cap is a leather thong covered with clipped dark brown feather, 7 feathers have bottoms trimmed and tops protrude above clipped feathers; center spike feather is trimmed close to the rib-straight on top edge, zig-zagged on bottom edge - with white breath feathers sinew wrapped at tip and base; split owl feathers attached in a group below horns with a leather thong tied through horn. At left end of headband are 2 full ermine skins and one ermine skin strip, red wool wrapped at head end. At right end of headband are 1 full ermine skin, 1 partial ermine skin and 1 ermine tail with dark brown tip, all red wool wrapped at head end. On back of cap are 2 bent wood hoops with painted blue leather thong netting, small yellow ochre-dyed medicine pouches tied to centers with eagle breath feathers sinew wrapped to thong ties on pouches. Brain tanned leather trailer attached at back of cap with leather thong overcast stitch. Trailer is painted with 3 green butterfly designs interspersed with 2 yellow circles ringed with green and black, yellow spots overall, black zig-zag lines down both edges with outer edges painted pink, edges also trimmed with pairs of cut and split hooves - insides painted pink. Strung on leather thong woven down the center of the trailer are 42 eagle feathers with breath feathers at bases which are red wool wrapped and overtied with leather thongs, red-dyed horsehair tufts glued at feather tips; feathers are also connected at mid-shaft with leather thong. Trailer is reinforced at intervals with 4 arrow shaft sections tied on horizontally. | NA.205.78BACK.JPG | NA.205.78FRONT.JPG | NA.205.78view1.JPG | NA.205.78view2.JPG | NA.205.78.jpg | circles | butterfly | yellow | triangles | green | stepped | Buffalo Horn Bonnet | bonnet | rawhide | pigment | ermine | split | buffalo horns | feather | feathers | owl | horsehair | glass beads | hooves | brain tanned | deer hide | wool cloth | eagle | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.203.1467
Northern Plains | Buffalo Ho...
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NA.203.1467 | ca. 1840 | H: 11 in, width: 20 in, L: 39 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 | soiled, hair is matted/bent, good | NA.203.1467.v1 (M).jpg | NA.203.1467.v3 (M).jpg | Buffalo Horn Bonnet | wool cloth | buffalo horns | cotton twine | tanned hide | Cotton cloth | turkey feather | buffalo hide | Buffalo Mask Northern Plains, ca. 1840 Bison hide and horns, tanned hide, wool cloth, wild turkey feather, cotton cloth, cotton twine. In 1835 the artist George Catlin illustrated the Mandan Buffalo Dance. It was part of the larger Okipa ceremony in which men wearing buffalo masks mimed the hunt and took on the power and spirit of the animal in an effort to bring bison to the nearby grasslands. NA.203.1467 | Northern Plains

NA.203.11
Northern Plains | Buffalo Ho...
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NA.203.11 | ca. 1890 | Catherine Bradford McClellan Collection, Gift of The Coe Foundation | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornments & Ritual Regalia. Horn headdress - felt skull cap with buffalo hair and horns on top, white conch shell on each side, commercial braiding ribbon on front of skull cap. Feather and tube bead tassles arrangement on back with ermine strips hanging from metal disc and feathers hanging from tips of horns. Black horse hair trailer. | NA.203.11.JPG | NA.203.11.JPG | Buffalo Horn Bonnet | felt | horns | eagle | wool | buffalo | glass beads | cloth | shell | horse | conch | metal | ribbon | feathers | ermine | hair | disc | Northern Plains

NA.203.18
Northern Plains | Crow | Buf...
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NA.203.18 | ca. 1860 | width of cap: 9 in | Catherine Bradford McClellan Collection, Gift of The Coe Foundation | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornments & Ritual Regalia. Object: Horn headdress - red wool cloth spine with tanned hide skull cap. Hawk feathers and split buffalo horns attached to skull piece with overlay bead decoration across front band with red string tassles on each side. Eagle feathers down center of trailer. Tribe: Crow or Arikara. | Magazine: Antiques Roadshow Insider, Volume 5, Number 6, June 2005, Feathers of a Bird by John Buxton and Bill Mercer, Antiques Insider, LLC, Norwalk, page 10 | NA.203.18.JPG | NA.203.18.jpg | overlay | bead decoration | Buffalo Horn Bonnet | feathers | wool | glass beads | pony | split | tanned | bells | cloth | string | deer hide | brass | buffalo | eagle | feather | horns | hawk | Northern Plains | Crow

NA.205.108
Nez Perce | Plateau | Buffal...
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NA.205.108 | ca. 1860 | L: 58.5 in, width: 19 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 made into headpiece with 20" L that extends past the neck and down to a flap on the back ("helmet style"). Split wool trailer, with punctured hide piece attached to the headpiece, leather through wool to hold the feathers in place. Runs almost length of trailer 20 and 21 eagle each side, wrapped with teal embroidery thread, and orange dyed horse hair at base and on ends of feathers, along with rabbit fur (?) on tip of each feather to hide glue for hair (possible later restoration). Two brass bells, 1/3 way down on the wool, one on either side of wool trailer, are tied through with leather strip, also hold the leather piece on interior to wool cloth exterior. Cap has bison horn on each side of head tied to cap with string of blue and white pony beads, and horn topped with strips of ermine hide overall and yellow dyed horse hair wrapped with sinew. Inside the cap is a folded piece of old painted parfleche, tacked down inside, to stabilize the horns on the exterior and fill out the cap. | na.205.108v4.jpg | na.205.108.jpg | na.205.108v2.jpg | na.205.108v3.jpg | Buffalo Horn Bonnet | trailer | pigment | bison horn | brass buttons | rabbit fur | golden eagle feathers | parfleche | glass beads | silver button | dyed horse hair | feathers | embroidery floss | wool cloth | sinew | ermine hides | silk ribbon | flicker feathers | tanned hide | brass bells | Nez Perce | Plateau

NA.203.136
Northern Plains | Gros Ventr...
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NA.203.136 | ca. 1880 | overall length: 43 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Horn bonnet - buffalo hide skull cap with checked cloth lining, two buffalo horns attached. Row of brass bells along edge. Strips of black wool extending from sides. Eagle feathers at back with red wool wrapped stems, several tassles of braided human hair attached. | NA.203.136view1.JPG | NA.203.136view2.JPG | NA.203.136view2.JPG | NA.203.136view1.JPG | NA.203.136.JPG | Buffalo Horn Bonnet | wool | feathers | hide | cotton | cloth | buffalo | horns | eagle | brass | human | hair | bells | Northern Plains | Gros Ventre