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Women and Men's leggings

Leggings of Dakota, Lakota, Crow, and Cheyenne Peoples.

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Majel B


NA.202.217
Sioux | Northern Plains | le...
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NA.202.217 | ca. 1890 | L: 16.875 in, width: 7.5 in | Adolf Spohr Collection; Gift of Larry Sheerin. | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned buckskin with beaded panel on bottom half in lazy stitch geometric design. Vertical beaded extension on outside edge of panel. Fringe along outside edge of leggings. | NA.202.217.JPG | na.202.217.jpg | geometric | leggings | tanned | Beads | lazy stitch | deer | hide | seed | fringe | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.220
Northern Plains | Sioux | le...
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NA.202.220 | ca. 1890 | L: 7.25 in, width: 4.625 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned, animal hide, beaded panel on lower half in lazy stitch open door tipi design. Bead border extending from panel on outside edge. Small bead rows at top of hide extension with two rows of tin cone danglers. | NA.202.220.JPG | na.202.220.jpg | open door tipi design | leggings | lazy stitch | tin | seed | Animal | hide | Beads | cones | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.278
Northern Plains | Sioux | le...
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NA.202.278 | ca. 1900 | L: 15.25 in, width: 6.5 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned, deer hide, bead panel on lower half in lazy stitch geometric design. Buckskin lacing on sides. | NA.202.278.JPG | NA.202.278.view2.jpg | geometric | leggings | lazy stitch | tanned | deer | Beads | seed | hide | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.338
Northern Plains | Sioux | le...
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NA.202.338 | ca. 1905 | L: 17.25 in, width: 8 in | Gift of Mr. Robert Garland. | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Buckskin, 3/4 leggings covered with lazy stitch bead panel in blue, green, geometric design on white background. | NA.202.338.A&B.JPG | NA.202.338.jpg | geometric | leggings | lazy stitch | deer | blue | hide | White | seed | Beads | green | Red | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.432
Northern Plains | Sioux | le...
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NA.202.432 | 1895 | L: 18.125 in, width: 16.5 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Women's -- Women's beaded leather leggings, leather ties; lazy stitch geometric designs in red, green, blue, yellow and white on blue ground; red and green edge beading. | NA.202.432.A&B.JPG | NA.202.432.jpg | geometric | leggings | leather | seed | lazy stitch | Red | yellow | blue | White | Beads | green | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.436
Northern Plains | Sioux | le...
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NA.202.436 | 1880 | L: 21.25 in, width: 9.75 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Deerskin with porcupine quill decoration at bottom and up side. Stepped Tipi designs on crosses in green, yellow and purple on red ground. Fringe ties on sides. | NA.202.436.A&B.JPG | na.202.436.jpg | stepped tipi designs | crosses | leggings | ties | quills | deerskin | Red | porcupine | fringe | green | purple | yellow | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.439
Sioux | South Dakota | leggi...
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NA.202.439 | ca. 1880 | L: 19.25 in, width: 9.75 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adonment. Woman's -- Deerskin leggings painted green, with yellow at the top. Short fringe at top and on tabs. Leather ties on side. Beading down side and around bottom, box design in green, blue, yellow and red on white ground. Beading on tabs in same colors. | NA.202.439.A&B.JPG | na.202.439.jpg | box design | leggings | Red | short | blue | Beads | deerskin | fringe | green | leather | seed | paint | ties | White | yellow | Sioux | South Dakota

NA.202.468
Eastern Sioux | South Dakota...
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NA.202.468 | 1890 | L: 17.5 in, width: 25 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Deerskin; canvas backing, brown and blue cloth binding. A flap folds down. Two rows of floral beading with a row of diamonds and dots at the edge. Beading in many colors outlined in white. Three rows of two floral designs beaded on flap. Blue cloth ties. | NA.202.468.A&B.JPG | NA.202.468.JPG | NA.202.468.JPG | NA.202.468.jpg | floral | diamonds | dots | half leggings | blue | seed | canvas | cloth | ties | Beads | deerskin | brown | multi-colored | binding | Eastern Sioux | South Dakota

NA.202.496
South Dakota | Sioux | leggi...
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NA.202.496 | 1895 | L: 11.125 in, width: 5 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Girl's -- Deerskin, long leather strip added for tie(?). Bead strip around bottom and part way up one side, geometric designs in blue and red white hearts on white ground. | NA.202.496.A&B.JPG | NA.202.496.jpg | geometric | leggings | White | red white hearts | deerskin | blue | Beads | seed | South Dakota | Sioux

NA.202.1319
Sioux | Lakota | Northern Pl...
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NA.202.1319 | ca.1890 | L: 17 in, width: 8 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 | leather, beaded, dry, brittle, cracked overall, soiled overall | na.202.1319ab.jpg | leggings | glass beads | cotton thread | tanned hide | Sioux | Lakota | Northern Plains

NA.202.236
Northern Plains | Sioux | le...
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NA.202.236 | L: 23 in, width: 13.625 in | Gift of Ms. Lucile M. Wright | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Man's -- Navy blue wool with bead strip in lazy stitch open door tipi and cross design. Outside edge has blue and green ribbon strips with geometric design in pink and beige. Bottom edge bound with black ribbon, wool tab extensions at top. | NA.202.236.JPG | NA.202.236.JPG | NA.202.236.JPG | NA.202.236.jpg | open door tipi design | cross design | leggings | Beads | lazy stitch | black | wool | Tradecloth | beige | Ribbons | seed | pink | navy blue | blue | green | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.354
Northern Plains | Sioux | le...
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NA.202.354 | ca. 1890 | L: 30.25 in, width: 10.75 in | Gift of Mr. Robert Garland. | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Men's -- Navy blue wool with beige strip along outside edge. Bottom and outside edge band with beige cloth. Tanned hide strip fully beaded in lazy stitch open door tipi design on white background. | NA.202.354.jpg | open door tipi design | leggings | Beads | seed | hide | lazy stitch | cloth | Animal | trade | White | navy blue | tanned | beige | wool | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.383
Sioux | Northern Plains | le...
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NA.202.383 | L: 31.75 in, width: 13 in | Gift of Robert F. Garland | Daily Adornment, Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Leggings, navy blue wool flannel with false blue, yellow and red salvage (not woven); folded down at the top with green wool flannel zig-zag edging, machine sewn to bottom; bead strip on outer edge of both leggings; geometric pattern; open door tipi design worked in opaque white, cobalt blue, rose/white heart, light yellow and metallic (steel) beads; gray, black and white print calico ties. | NA.202.383.jpg | geometric | open door tipi | leggings | machine sewn | flannel | Beads | calico | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.1340
Sioux | Northern Plains | le...
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NA.202.1340 | ca. 1890 | width: 12.5 in, L: 32 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 | Blue wool cloth folded in half with cream serge edge showing on recto side flap. Green wool cloth with detail rick rack cut on bottom cuff and up verso side seam. Hand stitched with cotton thread to make shape of leg. Cotton cloth tie sewn to top. 3" W beadstrip added at angle near side seam. Glass seed beads with white background, 4 dark blue tipis with orange open door and white outline. 3 orange square crosses between other design. 3 dark blue boxes on either end. | na.202.1340.jpg | leggings | glass beads | tanned hide | Cotton cloth | wool cloth | cotton thread | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.235
Northern Plains | leggings |...
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NA.202.235 | L: 30.25 in, width: 14.75 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Man's -- Red wool with edges bound with beige cloth. Bead strip on each leg in overlay geometric design. Buckskin and brass bead fringe extending from bead strip. Red wool tabs at top. | NA.202.235.JPG | NA.202.235.view2.jpg | NA.202.235.jpg | geometric | leggings | wool | seed | Red | Buckskin | beige | overlay | Beads | trade | fringe | cloth | brass | Northern Plains

NA.202.316
Sioux | Northern Plains | le...
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NA.202.316 | ca. 1885 | L: 30 in, width: 11.125 in | Adolf Spohr Collection; Gift of Larry Sheerin. | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Man's -- Buckskin dyed with green and yellow paint, wrapped quillwork along outside edge in pipe, stars and dragon fly design. Lazy stitch bead border along outside and bottom edge (blue, red, yellow). Fringe along outside edge and among quillwork. Fragmentary yellow ribbon on buckskin tassles. | NA.202.316.A&B.JPG | NA.202.316.jpg | NA.202.316.jpg | pipe | dragon fly design | stars | leggings | ribbon | lazy stitch | green | wrapped | hide | seed | Beads | deer | paint | Red | fringe | tanned | porcupine | yellow | tassles | quills | blue | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.233
Sioux | Northern Plains | le...
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NA.202.233 | ca. 1885 | L: 19 in, width: 9.375 in | Gift of Irving H. "Larry" Larom Estate | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Boy's -- Tanned, dyed with yellow and green ochre. Wrapped quillwork strip down out side of legging. Cloth ties at top. Fan out at bottom. | NA.202.233.JPG | na.202.233.jpg | strips | leggings | hide | ties | porcupine | quills | yellow | dyed | deer | tanned | green ochre | wrapped | cloth | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.1351
Sioux | leggings | commercia...
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NA.202.1351 | late 20th century | L: 38.25 in, width: 11.5 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 | Commercially tanned light colored hide, cut a large angle at top with short thin ties, machine sewn, with quill work designs on recto in bright red, orange, purple of stylized plants (11) and square crosses (9). Two rows of stitching on bottom cuff. Plain on verso. | na.202.1351.jpg | leggings | commercially tanned hide | dyed porcupine quills | cotton thread | Sioux

NA.202.35
Northern Plains | Cheyenne |...
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NA.202.35 | ca. 1890 | L: 21.5 in, width: 6 in | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Whitney King, Jr. | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned, deer hide, lazy stitch bead decoration panels in geometric design at bottom portion of legging. Clear globular beads along bottom edge. | NA.202.35.A&B.JPG | geometric | leggings | hide | panels | lazy stitch | globular | tanned | Clear | Beads | seed | deer | Northern Plains | Cheyenne

NA.202.53
Cheyenne | Northern Plains |...
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NA.202.53 | ca. 1900 | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Girl's -- Tanned, deer hide, painted yellow, lazy stitch bead decoration in horizontal stripe design, (two shades of pink) panel on front and back. Clear globular bead edging on bottom, beaded strip along top edge, cut fringe. Bead decoration extends further up each side. | NA.202.53.jpg | stripe | leggings | globular | paint | deer | hide | pink | tanned | lazy stitch | fringe | Clear | yellow | seed | Beads | Cheyenne | Northern Plains

NA.202.231
Cheyenne | Northern Plains |...
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NA.202.231 | L: 17.375 in, width: 6.25 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned, bead panel on lower half in lazy stitch blue and white stripe design. Outside edges along panel bound with red wool. | NA.202.231.JPG | NA.202.231.view2.jpg | stripes | leggings | Beads | blue | Red | lazy stitch | wool | seed | hide | White | tanned | deer | Cheyenne | Northern Plains

NA.202.279
Northern Plains | Cheyenne |...
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NA.202.279 | ca. 1890 | L: 18 in, width: 7.5 in | Gift of Mrs. Henry H.R. Coe. | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Tanned, deer hide, bead panel on lower half in lazy stitch geometric design with bead vertical tab extending upwards from panel center. Single row of red and green beads along bottom edge. | NA.202.279.JPG | NA.202.279.view2.jpg | geometric | leggings | hide | lazy stitch | seed | tanned | Red | green | deer | Beads | Northern Plains | Cheyenne

NA.202.343
Cheyenne | Northern Plains |...
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NA.202.343 | ca. 1880 | L: 17.125 in, width: 4 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Woman's -- Buckskin painted yellow with brass ring at each side of top. Lazy stitch bead panel at bottom in multi-color row design. | NA.202.343.A&B.JPG | NA.202.343.jpg | row design | leggings | brass | Beads | deer | multi-color | rings | lazy stitch | hide | yellow | seed | paint | Cheyenne | Northern Plains

NA.202.1320
Plains | Tsistsistas | Cheye...
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NA.202.1320 | ca. 1880 | L: 18.25 in, wide at widest point: 9 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 | Women's leggings, numbered as (a) and (b). Tanned hide pieces made into rectangles, but slightly wider at top with side ties. Straight unfinished top and bottom. Painted in blue color (very faded). The narrower lower section has 9 rows of horizontal beads in a striped effect. Majority is white with 1 green row, 2 red rows with green boxes inset, 2 white rows have blue triangles inset with alternating silver and brass metallic beads. Bottom white row with red squares inset. ¾ way up the inside seam has 6 rows of vertical beads with similar colors/patterns. Chevron stripe starting from top of vertical stripes. 2 small rows, alternating white and red with 1 larger green stripe in center. The chevron is accented with blue blocks inset with silver and brass metallics. | na.202.1320ab.jpg | leggings | glass beads | tanned hide | cotton thread | pigment | metallic beads | Plains | Tsistsistas | Cheyenne