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NA.204.1
Oklahoma | Southern Arapaho ...
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NA.204.1 | ca. 1890 | width at shoulders: 33 in | Gift of J.C. "Kid" Nichols | Dress and Adornment - Religious Attire. Ghost dance dress - white buckskin dress, sinew sewn, rectangular strips pieced into shoulders, yoke/sleeves sewn to skirt, triangular extensions sewn at lower side seams to give skirt more flare; self fringe at side seams, added fringe at sleeve ends, self and added fringe at hem. Upper 3/4 of dress is painted blue with blue outlined natural buckskin stars in rows, painted green band separate blue upper dress from bottom 1/4 which is painted yellow-groups of 4 line and circle designs extend into yellow from green band, bottom edge has a red line with triangles pointing up, outlined with blue, triangular extensions have 2 rows of blue dots and 1 row of red dots at bottom. Yoke has laced-in fringe across front and back, fringes are trimmed with mescal seeds, ermine tails and feet, dyed red breath feathers and satin ribbons in fushia, blue, golden yellow on back, red, blue, faded light blue and faded pink on front, front also has an advertising mirror from Herbert Spencer cigars and a sinew wrapped lock of black hair. Four sleeve fringes on each sleeve are trimmed with 3 brass beads, right side fringes have 12 hawk bells, left side fringes have 9 hawk bells tied into them. | NA.204.1.jpg | NA.204.1.JPG | circle | triangles | dots | line | stars | Ghost Dance dress | brass beads | pigments | human hair | mirror | ermine | dyed feathers | silk ribbon | sinew | mescal seeds | brass bells | tanned deer hide | Oklahoma | Southern Arapaho

NA.502.177
Cheyenne | medicine shield |...
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NA.502.177 | ca. 1860 | L: 7.5 in, width: 7 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. A) White leather shield cover painted with a blue outlined yellow crescent at top, a red and yellow circle surrounded by blue dots at center and yellow, blue and red lines radiating from bottom center to bottom of shield; short leather fringes at top above crescent; laced throught slits around the edge on back. B) Thick rawhide shield, has 2 white leather strips tied to it with leather thongs. | NA.502.177.JPG | na.502.177.jpg | circle | dots | crescent | outlined | lines | medicine shield | rawhide | blue | paint | strips | fringe | White | leather | short | cover | shield | yellow | Red | Cheyenne

NA.202.1112
rosette | feather | string |...
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NA.202.1112 | Diameter: 12.5 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Fifteen trimmed dark feathers with two tufts of white fur on each feather, on tip and upper center each feather folded and wrapped with sinew around leather thong in center to form circle. Brown string through each feather about one inch from base to stabilize. | na.202.1112.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | string | fur | feathers | leather | sinew

1.69.1781
scarf | silk
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1.69.1781 | ca. 1916 | L: 30.5 in, width: 30.5 in | Gift of Mrs. Leola Zeller in memory of Elva Frederickson | top of oval: "POWDER RIVER" ROUNDUP. MILES CITY MONTANA [bottom of oval:] "CINCH 'ER UP" | Pink and white silk scarf souvenir from the Miles City (Montana) Roundup, 1916. Cowboy on bucking horse in white circle with cowboys on buffalo along border. Belonged to Mrs. Zeller's sister, Elva Frederickson who was given the scarf by her Father at the Roundup in 1916. Silk scarf. Bright pink center with large white oval in one corner, silk-screened in oval is a cowboy riding a bucking horse, a cowboy on a pick-up horse and a cowboy in the arena in brown, red and purple. White silk border is printed all around and on both sides in dark purple with Indians riding buffalo and a star patterned tipi in each corner. | 1.69.1781.jpg | circle | White | cowboys on buffalo | Cowboy | bucking horse | scarf | silk

1.69.4173
Craftool Co. | stamp tool | ...
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1.69.4173 | L: 4.25 in, Diameter: .375 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | Around end: CRAFTOOL CO./343 | Stamp tool. Used to decorate wet leather. Round metal tool with 2-1/2" checkered surface covering the middle section of tool. One end of tool is round and flat - used for hammering and the other end a circle with a pattern of lines - a depression in the center. Inscription around end. | 1.69.4173.JPG | circle | checkered | lines | stamp tool | metal | Craftool Co.

NA.202.1113
rosette | feather | feathers...
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NA.202.1113 | Diameter: 10.875 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Twelve flicker feathers with blue/green small feathers glued at tips. Each feather folded and wrapped with orange string at base around white string to form circle base. White string through each feather about one inch up from base to stabilize. | na.202.1113.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | feathers | string

1.69.4245
Craftool Co. | stamp tool | ...
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1.69.4245 | L: 4.25 in, Diameter: .25 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | Around end: CRAFTOOL CO./344 | Stamp tool. Used to decorate wet leather. Round metal tool with 2-1/2" checkered surface covering the middle section of tool. One end of tool is round and flat - used for hammering and the other end is a circle with a line pattern. Inscription around end. | 1.69.4245.JPG | circle | Checkered | line pattern | stamp tool | metal | Craftool Co.

NA.202.1109
rosette | feather | feathers...
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NA.202.1109 | Diameter: 22 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. From back center 3" round rawhide circle with leather thong holding all together. Two circles of feathers: one outer, trimmed dark feathers wrapped around copper tubing with string, connected in center. Each feather folded and wrapped with string around leather thong. Orange string about 3" up from base through each feather to stabilize. Dark feathers have two tufts white fur glued in between, one orange down feather and red and orange small feathers at tip. Second feather circle has fourteen cut white feathers, tips blunt cut, folded and wrapped with string around thong to form circle. White string through each feather about 1 1/2" up from base to stabilize. Center beaded piece 3" diameter in petaled design, turquoise, background, each petal orange, dark blue, green, and red with one large sequin in center sewn on leather. Related to NA.202.1110 | na.202.1109.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | feathers | leather | fur | copper | Beads | thread | string

NA.202.1111
rosette | feather | leather ...
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NA.202.1111 | Diameter: 14.25 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Ten white trimmed feathers with orange and magents down feathers glued on top at base of each white feather. White feathers all folded and wrapped with sinew at base around leather thong to form base. White string through each feather about 2 1/2 " up from base to stabilize. | na.202.1111.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | leather | sinew | feathers | string

NA.504.305
Plains | Arapaho | pipe bag ...
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NA.504.305 | ca.1900 | L: 36 in, width: 9.5 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Ritual and Recreation, Smoking and Narcotics. Ghost Dance tobacco bag made of deer hide, beads (red, blue, green light blue and white), quills (yellow), bells, feather and feather shafts on fringe and clay pigments (yellow and red). Fringes on bottom of bag have red paint on the ends. Bells are on fringes. White beaded background, green trim on top and red trim on bottom, with beaded figures: blue human with red plant figure, red bird, red plant, red cross, green turtle with red line down back. Perpendicular strips are white, red and green with dark blue arrows pointing downward. Verso has red figure with blue stemmed pipe, green birds, light blue triangles on top of red trim. On bag there is a red arrow pointing downward toward a circle, and it has blue feathers. Four flaps hanging from top of bag have dark blue and light blue arrows pointing downward. Beaded red trim on top of bag, yellow quilled crescent, also blue bird above crescent. | NA.504.305dtl.JPG | NA.504.305view1.JPG | NA.504.305view2.JPG | na.504.305.jpg | NA.504.305.jpg | turtle | triangle | plant | circle | cross | crescent | bird | arrows | pipe | human | pipe bag | hide | eagle | clay pigment | deer | bells | Beads | feathers | quills | Plains | Arapaho

NA.202.1115
rosette | feather | feathers...
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NA.202.1115 | Diameter: 13 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Twenty five stripped and shaped mottled brown/rust/beige feathers. Folded and wrapped at base with beige twill string to form circle. Circle held with twill string through each feather about 2" up from base to stabilize. | na.202.1115.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | feathers | string

NA.202.1118
rosette | feather | string |...
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NA.202.1118 | Diameter: 11.75 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Twenty seven small white feathers with small orange feather tufts on tips of each. Each folded and some wrapped with string, around center twill string to form circle. String about 2" up from base sewn through each to stabilize. | na.202.1118.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | string | feathers

NA.202.1110
rosette | feather | feathers...
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NA.202.1110 | Diameter: 18.125 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. From back center 3" round rawhide circle with leather thong holding all together. Two circles of feathers: one outer-trimmed dark feathers wrapped around copper tubing with string, connected in center. Each feather folded and wrapped with string around leather thong. Orange string about 3" up from base through each feather to stabilize. Small red feathers glued to each tip. 2nd feather circle; fourteen cut white feathers, tips blunt cut, folded and wrapped with string around thong to form circle. White string through each feather about 1 1/2" up from base to stabilize. Center beaded piece 3" diameter in petaled design, turquoise background, each petal orange,dark blue, green and red with one large sequin in center sewn on leather. | na.202.1110.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | feathers | thread | fur | string | copper | Beads | leather

1.69.2254
teepee | dark brown | cloth ...
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1.69.2254 | ca. 1935 | Diameter: 20.125 in, H: 20.5 in | Toy teepee; cloth painted with `Indian' designs then coated with varnish or shellac; 6 wood dowel teepee poles with upper end stained dark brown, tied to metal ring at the bottom to keep teepee shape round; front seam and hems are hand sewn with bottom edge sewn to metal ring, front seam has a single toothpick and string `closure', painted star within a circle design on either side of smoke flaps have feathers stitched to centers-orange and dark blue on right, red and yellow-green on left. Probably sold in Valley Ranch store. | 1.69.2254.JPG | circle | star | teepee | dark brown | cloth | poles | shellac | ring | varnished | hand sewn | metal | wood

1.69.2491
spurs | tooled | leather | b...
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1.69.2491 | ca. 1930 | spur head to button: 6.25 in, button to button: 4.5 in, spur diameter: 2.125 in | Stamped at ends of straps: 45 | (A/B) Spurs; leaf and stem design incised on outside facing side. Center of design area silver colored tack. Double chain, 10 spiked spur, spur shank has a guard. (C/D) Spur straps; tooled leather with silver colored tacks; buckle; tooled design; circle motif around spur button, arrow point motif with rounded geometric shapes center in the design area. | 1.69.2491.JPG | Leaf | circle | stem | geometric | arrow point | spurs | tooled | leather | buckle

NA.202.1101
rosette | feather | Beads | ...
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NA.202.1101 | Diameter: 8 in | On original label: Celia Chief Tommy Thompson Collection RLA 295/2926 | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Flicker feathers folded and wrapped with sinew at center base, white feather tufts at flicker feather tips. 3/4" from center base each feather connected with sinew or string with cobalt cut seed beads through each feather to fortify circle. | na.202.1101.jpg | circle | rosette | feather | Beads | feathers | sinew

1.69.1162C
dish | glass
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1.69.1162C | ca. 1900 | Diameter: 6.5 in | Clear glass saucer type dish with raised circle design, c. 1900. | 1.69.1162C.JPG | circle | dish | glass

NA.202.1116
feather | rosette | feathers...
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NA.202.1116 | Diameter: 14 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Twelve stripped and formed mottled white and brown feathers. Each feather folded and wrapped with eight shafts in red thread and four shafts in orange thread around string at center to form base. White thread about one inch up from base through each to stabilize. | na.202.1116.jpg | circle | feather | rosette | feathers | thread

NA.202.747
Apache | Arizona | Moccasins...
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NA.202.747 | 1895 | L: 10.375 in, width: 3.75 in, H: 8.75 in | Gift of Dan Chapel in honor of Mr. Frank and Elizabeth Chapel | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Boot Woman's -- Deerskin, hard soled, slightly turned up toe. Beaded strips around foot, top and down ankle, circle pattern on foot in pink, black, green, turquoise, yellow, red and white. | na.202.747.jpg | NA.202.747.jpg | circle | strips | Moccasins | pink | Beads | seed | Red | green | turquoise | White | deerskin | yellow | black | Apache | Arizona

NA.505.32
Central Plains | Pawnee | ha...
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NA.505.32 | 1885 | Diameter: 14 in, width: 3.875 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Ritual and Recreation: Musical Instruments. Wooden frame, twisted rawhide handle on underneath side; rawhide head painted red on sides and top half with green circle and a black bear paw on each side; bottom half painted blue with a green line separating the blue and red and it also goes around the outside edge. | NA.505.32.JPG | na.505.32v1.jpg | na.505.32v2.jpg | lines | circle | bear paw | hand drum | handle | cover | twisted | wood | Red | frame | rawhide | blue | painted | green | black | Central Plains | Pawnee

NA.202.594
Northern Plains | shirt | re...
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NA.202.594 | L: 34.5 in, shoulder to shoulder: 20.5 in | Gift of Irving H. "Larry" Larom Estate | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Man's -- Deerskin, fringed, red cloth binding around neck and cuffs. Triangular tabs below neck on front and back. Bead decoration on front, back and sleeves, circle, cross and box designs in red white hearts, dark blue, white, blue, green and orange. Remnants of porcupine quills and horse hair on some fringe. | NA.202.594.JPG | cross | circle | box designs | shirt | red white hearts | deerskin | green | Beads | horse | blue | hair | orange | Red | binding | cloth | White | porcupine | quills | fringe | dark blue | seed | Northern Plains

NA.202.1117
feather | rosette | feathers...
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NA.202.1117 | Diameter: 19.125 in | Dress and Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. 23 dark feathers stripped to form diamond shapes at top. Three feathers have white down feather glued at tip. Wrapped and folded at base wrapped with string around twill string to form base. String wrapped around each feather to stabilize. | na.202.1117.jpg | circle | feather | rosette | feathers | down | string

NA.202.273
Northern Plains | Sioux | bl...
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NA.202.273 | ca. 1890 | width of beaded strip: 3.5 in | Gift of Mr. & Mrs. J. Whitney King, Jr. | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Blue wool blanket with tan edging gold wool strip along bottom edge with serrated edge. Tanned strip across center with lazy stitch geometric and circle beaded design. | na.202.273.jpg | circle | geometric | blanket | tanned | wool | cloth | Beads | blue | deer | hide | trade | seed | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.111.58
Cheyenne | cradle hood | tan...
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NA.111.58 | 1885 | L: 27.75 in, width: 13.5 in | In memory of Frank O. Horton and Henriette S. Horton | Utensils and Implements, Child Care, Training and Education. Cradle/Cradleboard hood made of rawhide, tanned hide and fabric. Top is completely beaded in red and white stripes with a circle design in center of red, white and blue. Front flap has a white beaded ground with blue and black geometric designs. Hanging from flap are two beaded tassles and ten bells. Bottom is covered in a faded printed fabric. | na.111.58.jpg | stripes | geometric | circle | cradle hood | tanned | Beads | fabric | rawhide | hide | metal | Cheyenne