Perhaps one of the most well-known artifacts at the Buffalo Bill Museum, this flat-bill cap brings the exhibit to a full circle. Much like it headdress ancestor, this hat can be worn at festivities, but as it is also a more modern item it can be worn for everyday use. This hat symbolizes one way to adopt more modern looks, while keeping the culture and craftsmanship of the Native Americans alive and well.
|Sioux 990 Northern Plains 1866|
|plastic 455 Beads 2617 seed 1420 billed nylon 28|
|star 117 geometric 807 cross 120|
|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|