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1.69.680
box | plastic | black
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1.69.680 | ca. 1930 | H: 1.625 in, width: 3.125 in, L: 4.125 in | Printed on top: The Valley Ranch/(two cowboys on horses)/Valley via Cody(via Cody underlined) Wyoming | Black plastic box for playing cards. (A) top, (B) box. | 1.69.680.jpg | 1.69.680.jpg | box | plastic | black

NA.204.4
Southern Arapaho | Oklahoma ...
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NA.204.4 | ca. 1890 | L: 54 in, width: 54 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mary J. and James R. Jundt | Dress and Adornment, Religious Attire. Ghost Dance dress made of hand-tanned elk hide, yoke style, painted with pigments (light blue, green blue and red). Fringe on arms, down sides and around bottom. Fringe on body of dress with plumes and ermine attached, hide hair left on leg ends. Painted designs include cross-shaped stars, crescents, circles, birds (ravens and magpies), corn and sage stems, blue and green bars on calf area of dress. | Journal: Western American Literature: Quarterly Journal of the Western Literature Association; Lessons from the Past: The Cliff Dwellers ans New Historicism; Michael Tavel Clark; Utah State University, Logan, page 426 | NA.204.40dtl2.JPG | NA.204.40dtl3.JPG | NA.204.4Dk2.JPG | NA.204.4view1.JPG | NA.204.4view2.JPG | NA.204.40dtl4.JPG | NA.204.4Dk1.JPG | NA.204.4dtl1.JPG | na.204.4.jpg | NA.204.4.VIEW2.JPG | NA.204.4.jpg | NA.204.4.VIEW1.JPG | crescents | stars | corn | sage stems | birds | circles | Ghost Dance dress | pigment | feathers | tanned elk hide | Southern Arapaho | Oklahoma

Gray Wolf
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DRA.305.7 | Gift of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | Gray Wolf | Canis lupus | Mammalia | 305.7 (2).JPG | 305.7 (1).jpg

NA.506.30
Shona-hah, Mary | figurine |...
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NA.506.30 | ca. 1968 | H: 9.5 in, Base Length: 10.25 in, Base Width: 8.5 in | Ritual and Recreation: Gifts and Novelties. Carved figure of woman seated in front of loom wearing bark skirt and wool blanket; basket of wool nest to loom. | NA.506.30.JPG | na.506.30.jpg | figurine | carved | wood | Shona-hah, Mary

2000.9.1
Colt Patent Firearms Manufac...
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2000.9.1 | overall length: 11 in | Gift of Dr. Peter and Lynne Simpson | front of trigger; 213255 / 213255. bottom of butt strap: 213 / 255 / FCS. left side receiver: SPET. 19 1871. / Y272 JAN.19.75. | Single Action Army 1873, Second Generation | 213255 | 2000.9.1.jpg | 2000.9.1v2.jpg | 2000.9.1v1.jpg | firearm | revolver | Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut

1.69.89
Pittsburgh | wine glass | gl...
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1.69.89 | 1893 | diameter of top: 3 in, H: 3.75 in | Band inscribed: Buffalo Bill's/Wild West, Inscribed on opposite side: World's Fair/1893 | Wine or small water glass, thumbprint pattern pressed glass, clear bottom with painted red band around top. Probably made in Pittsburgh. Ruby glass souvenirs were sold at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 and were first popularized there. | 1.69.89.jpg | 1.69.89.JPG | thumbprint pattern | wine glass | glass | pressed | Pittsburgh

Radisson and Gros...
Remington, Frederic | Painti...
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14.86 | 1905 | H: 17.125 in, width: 30.125 in, Frame height: 22.5 in, Frame width: 35 in | Radisson and Groseilliers | Gift of Mrs. Karl Frank | In 1903 Remington signed an exclusive contract with Collier's magazine to produce works in color on various historic themes related to the American frontier. As part of that work, he initiated a series of eleven paintings for Collier's in 1905 which was titled The Great Explorers. Radisson and Groseilliers is the only painting which remains from the original set. | LRC: FREDERIC REMINGTON [Back:] piece of wood attached to bottom of stretcher: 4 Raddison & Grossilliers - 1609 | Book: Shining Big Sea Water: The Story of Lake Superior, by Norman K. Risjord, Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, 2008, page 37 | 14.86.jpg | 14.86.jpg | 14.86.jpg | 14.86.JPG | 14.86.web.jpg | Indian | Other | Figure | explorers | Painting | oil on canvas | Remington, Frederic

The Last of the B...
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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2.60 | ca. 1888 | H: 60.25 in, width: 96.5 in, Frame height: 68.5 in, Frame width: 105.5 in | The Last of the Buffalo | Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Trust Fund Purchase | With bleeding buffalo and bleached skulls in the foreground, the landscape artist Bierstadt represented the theme of wildlife vanishing from the wilderness. He made the shapes of distant mountains repeat the shapes of the main figures, thus underlining the interdependent relationships in nature. The Last of the Buffalo implies other endings. | LLC: ABierstadt | Book: Redrawing Boundaries: Perspectives on Western American Art; Institute of Western American Art, Denver; and the University of Washington Press, Seattle; 2007, page 75 | 2.60.jpg | 2.60.jpg | 2.60.jpg | 2.60.JPG | 2.60.jpg | 2.60.jpg | 2.60.web.jpg | Animal | hunting | Indian | Other | Painting | oil on canvas | Bierstadt, Albert

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

2002.1.1
crate, ammunition | Other | ...
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2002.1.1 | H: 7.625 in, width: 4.4375 in, L: 12.75 in | Gift from Arlie Jennerjohn | front panel: CHEST49-1-84 | 2002.1.1.jpg | 2002.1.1v2.jpg | 2002.1.1v4.jpg | 2002.1.1v2.jpg | 2002.1.1v3.jpg | 2002.1.1v4.jpg | 2002.1.1v1.jpg | 2002.1.1v3.jpg | 2002.1.1v1.jpg | crate, ammunition | Other | steel | leather | wood

Short-eared Owl
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DRA.304.18 | Short-eared Owl | Asio flammeus | Aves | dra.304.18.jpg

NA.502.215.4
South Dakota | Her Many Hors...
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NA.502.215.4 | 1998 | H: 3.5 in, Diameter: 34.25 in | Gift of the Pilot Foundation | Fan with red and blue feathers, beaded handle and twisted string fringe at bottom. Handle has design of a row of red and blue water birds on either side of two multi-colored zigzag designs. Between the zigzag designs is a row of four repeat designs of a white bead surrounded by black beads. Multi-colored zigzag and black and white designs are repeated above the handle. Feather shafts are wrapped in white leather at bottom and multi-colored thread at top. Blue and red feathers are clustered and stand straight up from handle. Small red and blue feahters and white feathers with black edge and line at center are at the base of each large red and blue feather. Handle unscrews from fan. | NA.502.215.4.JPG | NA.502.215.3 &.4 &.5.jpg | water bird | gourd stitch | fan | Native American Church | string | metal | feathers | glass beads | deer hide | South Dakota | Her Many Horses, Emil | Sioux

1.69.763
Colt Patent Firearms Manufac...
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1.69.763 | Sept. 19, 1871 | overall length: 9.75 in, Barrel length: 4.75 in | Inscribed on top of barrel: Colts Pt. F.A. Mfg. Co. Hartford CT. U.S.A., Inscribed on side of barrel: 45 Colt, Inscribed below cylinder: Pat. Sept. 19. 1871/July 2.72 Jan. 19. 75 (horse) | Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army revolver , ivory grips. No front sight. | Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army revolver | #187210 | 1.69.763.JPG | pistol | ivory | grips | Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT

1988.8.2633
French | firearm | iron | br...
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1988.8.2633 | 1770-1780 | L: 12 in, H: 5.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | French greatcoat pocket pistol. Brass lockplate. Self-defense type pistol. | bird's head butt | French Flintlock Traveling Pistol | 61 at muzzle | 1988.8.2633.v2.jpg | 1988.8.2633.v1.jpg | firearm | iron | brass | wood | pistol | French Flintlock Greatcoat Traveling Pocket Pistol Maker: Unknown; Unknown, France Serial Number: Not Serially Numbered Caliber: .61 Date: 1770-1780 Catalog Number: 1988.8.2633 Gift of Olin Corporation Winchester Arms Collection | French

Bobcat
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DRA.305.8 | Gift of Richard and Joan Maiorano | Bobcat | Lynx rufus | Mammalia | 305.8.jpg

NA.506.67
Upper Pacific Northwest | Ha...
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NA.506.67 | 20th Century | basket height: 2 in, Diameter: 2.875 in, lid height: .5 in, lid diameter: 3 in | Simplot Collection, Gift from J.R. Simplot | Recreation and Ritual/Gifts and Novelty. Trinket basket with lid: Round twined basket, straight sides with slight shoulder at top, cedar bark woven rim, flat bottom with plaited cedar bark slats and twining, sides wrap twined with beargrass in natural yellow, dyed red boat motifs and dyed green bird motifs over a dyed purple line, designs also visible inside basket. Round twined flat lid with 1/2" sides, wrap twined with beargrass in natural yellow, dyed red star in center, dyed purple band around lower edge. | na.506.67.jpg | basket | lid | bear grass | cedar | Upper Pacific Northwest | Haida

Out to Lunch
Coe, Anne | Painting | acryl...
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2.93.2 | 1990 | H: 45.375 in, width: 65.625 in, Frame height: 47.875 in, Frame width: 68 in | Out to Lunch | Gift of the artist and D. Harold Byrd, Jr. | Coe uses humor to deal with environmental issues. In Out to Lunch, bears picnic in the shadow of the Teton Mountains. The painting evokes controversies over management of bears in the National Parks, especially concerning issues of food, of the interaction between humans and bears, and of the definition of wilderness. | LRC, in script: Anne Coe | 2.93.2.jpg | 2.93.2.jpg | 2.93.2.JPG | 2.93.2.jpg | 2.93.2.web.jpg | 2.93.2.jpg | bear | picnic | Tetons | Painting | acrylic on canvas | Coe, Anne

Friend Peter
Jackson, Harry | illustrated...
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1.80 | 11-25-79 | Image height: 8.5 in, Image width: 5.625 in, Sheet height: 12 in, Sheet width: 8.5 in, Frame height: 17.25 in, Frame width: 13.25 in | Friend Peter | Gift of Harry Jackson | LRC: Harry, 11,25,79 | 1.80.JPG | Hassrick, Peter | Sacagawea | illustrated letter | watercolor on paper | pen and ink | Jackson, Harry

2004.20.1
Hopkins & Allen Mfg. Co., No...
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2004.20.1 | 1900-1914 | Gift of Larry and Betty Lou Sheerin | This pistol is very much a part of the history of the town of Cody, WY. Cassie was the madame for one of the longest operated bordellos in Cody. She knew many local businessmen and politicians. It is believed that this pistol was given to her by a very prominent local politician. | (on left panel) "To my Friend Cassie" (on right panel) "Every Inch a Lady" | Hopkins & Allen X.L.3 Double Action revolver, SN 3982 (obscured by frame), .32 Cal., gold-colored plate finish, mother-of-pearl grip panels with gold inlaid scrollwork and inscribed: (on left panel) "To my Friend Cassie" (on right panel) "Every Inch a Lady", Hopkins and Allen, Norwich, CT, 1900-1914 | XL3 Double Action revolver | .32 | 3982 | 2004.20.1a.jpg | 2004.20.1b.jpg | firearm | metal | mother-of-pearl | revolver | Hopkins & Allen Mfg. Co., Norwich, CT

Coyote
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NH.305.20 | Coyote | Canis lantrans | Mammalia | 305.20.JPG

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

Distinguished Vis...
A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore | p...
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1.69.459 | 1887 | sight height: 33.5 in, sight width: 23.5 in, Frame height: 36.5 in, Frame width: 26.5 in | Distinguished Visitors to Buffalo Bill's Wild West, London, 1887 | Gift of The Coe Foundation | Printed bottom: Distinguished Visitors to Buffalo Bill's Wild West, London, 1887, Printed LL: 17, Printed LRC: A. Hoen & Co. Baltimore, U.S.A. | Original colored lithograph poster. | 1.69.459.jpg | 1.69.459.jpg | 1.69.459.JPG | poster | lithograph | original colored | A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore

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

I Am Coming
Courier Litho Co., Buffalo, ...
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1.69.4922 | 1900 | H: 27.625 in, width: 40.875 in, Sheet height: 29 x 42.375 in, mat height: 36 in, mat width: 48 in, Frame height: 39.5 in, Frame width: 51.5 in | I Am Coming | Museum Purchase | beneath image of Cody: COL. W.F. CODY [bottom of poster, centered: I AM COMING [lower right:] PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ 2862/ COPYRIGHT 1900 BY THE COURIER CO./ (stylized script) COURIER/ CO.LITH. DPT./ BUFFALO N.Y. [LLC, pencil:] No 23 [on back, LRC:] 185094A12667/ Buffalo Bill No 23 | Four-color poster with a buffalo in the center with an oval insert of a bust of Buffalo Bill and running buffaloes in the background. Poster is mounted on a piece of stiffened fabric. | 1.69.4922.jpg | 1.69.4922.JPG | Cody, W.F. | buffalo | poster | lithograph on paper | fabric | Courier Litho Co., Buffalo, NY