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b. Bill items

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Sheryl McConnell


NA.507.89
Cree | Chippewa | Rocky Boy'...
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Exhibit notes: ball

Museum record: NA.507.89 | ca. 1986 | circumference: 8.5 in | Ritual and Recreational Toys. Tennis ball completely covered with beaded buckskin, design motifs include an orange turtle with irridescent brown center, an orange tipi with light blue door and two sizes if diamond designs in royal blue, maroon, clear green, light blue, orange and irridescent borwn all on a white ground. | The Anguish of Snails: Volume 2, Folklore in the West; by Barre Toelken; Utah State University Press, Logan Utah; 2003; page 60 | na.507.89.jpg | NA.507.89dtl.JPG | NA.507.89.JPG | turtle | tipi | Diamond | door | ball | glass beads | tennis ball | rubber | Cree | Chippewa | Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Montana

1.69.830
bit | nickle plated
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Exhibit notes: bit

Museum record: 1.69.830 | ca. 1880 | L: 8.5 in | Nickle plated curb bit with medallion design on shanks. | 1.69.830.jpg | medallion | bit | nickle plated

NA.701.34
Woodlands | Great Lakes | bo...
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Exhibit notes: bookmark

Museum record: NA.701.34 | ca. 1930 | L: 7.25 in, width: 1.625 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Communication and Media of Exchange - Unclassified. Bible or prayer book marker; leather tab is sewn to top of piece of loom-beaded strip with 1.75" beaded fringe along bottom. Design is a geometric pattern with 2-6 pointed stars; on a white (bead) background. Bead colors include: white; pink; metallic silver; copper (or irrediscent yellow). | NA.701.34.JPG | na.701.34.jpg | bookmark | leather | loom | beaded | Woodlands | Great Lakes

1.69.967
chaps | multi-colored | leat...
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Exhibit notes: Ladies chaps

Museum record: 1.69.967 | ca. 1920 | L: 31 in | Pair of multi-colored patched bat wing chaps, with canvas lining, and red heart on each leg, leather belt. Worn by Caroline Lockhart, editor of Cody Enterprise around 1915-1925, friend of Buffalo Bill. | 1.69.967.jpg | 1.69.967.JPG | Red | heart | chaps | multi-colored | leather | canvas | lining

NA.602.27
Mandan | corn | corn
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Exhibit notes: Indian corn

Museum record: NA.602.27 | unknown | 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 | Approximately two (2) pounds of loose, dried corn kernels. Three colors of kernels: red, yellow, and black. Possibly from the Mandan, Standing Rock N.D. area. | NA.602.27.v1.jpg | NA.602.27.v2.JPG | NA.602.27.jpg | corn | corn | Mandan

1.69.5115.1
dice | pigment
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Exhibit notes: die

Museum record: 1.69.5115.1 | H: .625 in, width: .625 in, depth: .625 in | Donated by Jacob Schamel's Great Granddaughter, Etta Ridgely Kosaveach, in memory of her Grandmother, Dora Etta (Schamel) Lehmann. | Die, square with engraved holes representing numbers 1-6. Holes painted black. | 1.69.5115.1.JPG | dice | pigment

1.69.69.2
disc | brass
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Exhibit notes: brass disc for target practice

Museum record: 1.69.69.2 | Aug. 9, 1909 | Diameter: 1.75 in | Gift of Elsa L. Schaffner | Each disc stamped one side: SHOT WITH/A/U.M.C. CARTRIDGE, Each disc stamped on other side: SHOT WITH/A/REMINGTON RIFLE, .1 is signed in ink: Annie/Oakley/Aug. 9, 1909 | Brass disc used for target shooting, a small hole is drilled through top edge, a bullet hole is through the disk. Elsa L. Schaffner watched Annie Oakley shooting targets, at Fred Stone's residence, Amityville, Long Island, New York, on Aug. 9, 1909 when she was a child, picked the above up as souveniers and also saved a newspaper clipping titled `Tells How Annie Oakley Shot Ashes From Kaiser's Cigarette' from the Amityville paper.Brass discs used for target shooting, each has a small hole drilled through top edge. | 1.69.69.2.jpg | disc | brass

Distinguished Vis...
A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore | p...
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Exhibit notes: famous attendees to B. Bills Wild West show

Museum record: 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

1999.22.12
James Duckworth, Springfield...
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Exhibit notes: Palm pistol

Museum record: 1999.22.12 | 1883-1895 | Barrel length: 1 3/4 in, overall length: 5 1/4 in | Gift of Brian P. and Ann A. McDonald | Chicago Fire Arms Company Revolving Palm Pistol, "The Protector" | .32 | 2394 | 1999.22.12v1.jpg | 1999.22.12v2.jpg | firearm | nickle plated | mother-of-pearl | pistol | James Duckworth, Springfield, MA

1988.8.1241
Hiram Berdan, New York, NY |...
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Exhibit notes: Lincoln head gun

Museum record: 1988.8.1241 | ca. 1863 | L: 55.5 in, Barrel length: 39 in, H: 9.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Breech-loading percussion rifle. American. circa 1863. unsigned (designed by Hiram Berdan). One of the most unusual firearms to have been made during the Civil War, this rifle's hammer is sculpted into a portrait bust of President Abraham Lincoln. The Cody Firearms Museum's collections boast the only known example. | Lincoln Head Hammer, designed by Hiram Berdan | .44, 6 groove rifling | Book: Liberty and Freedom, A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas; by David Hackett Fischer; Virginia Historical Society; Oxford University Press, New York; 2005; page 307 | 1988.8.1241.JPG | 1988.8.1241v2.jpg | 1988.8.1214.jpg | 1988.8.1241.jpg | 1988.8.1241v1.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v1.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v10.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v11.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v13.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v4.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v6.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v7.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v8.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v12.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v2.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v3.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v5.jpg | 1988.8.1241.v9.jpg | Lincoln, Abraham | firearm | wood | metal | rifle | Hiram Berdan, New York, NY

1.69.849
handcuffs
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Exhibit notes: handcuffs

Museum record: 1.69.849 | unknown | L: 9.5 in | Pair of handcuffs, hooked together, n.d. | 1.69.849.jpg | 1.69.849.jpg | 1.69.849.JPG | 1.69.849.jpg | handcuffs

NA.503.5
Northern Plains | Sioux | ho...
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Exhibit notes: hoop for games

Museum record: NA.503.5 | ca. 1885 | arrow length: 32.25 in | Mr. and Mrs. Royal B. Hassrick Collection | Ritual and Recreation: Games and Gambling Accessories of Games. Round wooden hoop laced with rawhide thongs, painted yellow and blue. Two arrows with carved tips and feathers with horse hair on upper end. | NA.503.5A-C.JPG | hoop and arrow game | wood | pigment | Horse Hair | feathers | rawhide thongs | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.403.221
Blackfoot | Kainai | Canada ...
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Exhibit notes: Horse mask

Museum record: NA.403.221 | ca. 1870 | width: 20 in, L: 13 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 | Fully beaded mask bordered or fringed in feathers - typical of Blackfoot or Blackfeet. "Star" on either side, as well as "boxed hourglass." yellow looped beads at eye holes = "Thunder" Feat in book, "American Indian Horse Masks," 206. by Michael Condrey, pg. 31. | NA.403.221.v1.jpg | NA.403.221.v2.jpg | horse mask | silk ribbon | cotton thread | tanned hide | glass beads | common raven feathers | Blackfoot | Kainai | Canada

NA.502.7
Northern Plains | natal char...
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Exhibit notes: Snake charm

Museum record: NA.502.7 | ca. 1890 | Diameter: 3.875 in | Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Tanned, blue and black overlay bead decoration on top, black painted bottom. Charm shaped as a snake. | na.502.7.jpg | NA.502.7.JPG | snake shape | natal charm | Beads | tanned | paint | seed | deer | overlay | hide | black | blue | Northern Plains

NA.502.184
Plains | Native American Chu...
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Exhibit notes: Feathers for rituals

Museum record: NA.502.184 | ca. 1940 | overall length: 23.75 in, feather length: 9.5 in, feather width: 1.5 in, handle length without fringe: 6.125 in, Diameter: .75 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pohrt | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Twenty-two assorted small feathers (brown, black, blue, gray, striped), all trimmed on one with edges pinked, all have tiny feathers attached at white leather wrapped bases which are attached to a netting beaded white wood handle with a design of zigzags in dark clear red, red, orange, yellow, clear amber, taupe, lavendar, royal blue, turquoise, aqua, clear light blue, clear pale green, clear light green, clear blue-green and white with blue stripes with a wide pink band containing a light blue cross, 2 black and white feathers and a red, white and blue flag; white round braided loop at handle bottom attaches to a similar loop on a tassle with netting beaded black and white feathers on a red, orange and yellow ground with twisted white cord fringe; to 3 fringes are tied a cross, an arrow and a star charms; all beading done in tiny seed beads. Magpie feathers, pheasant feathers, Red Tailed hawk feathers, Flicker feathers, eagle feathers | NA.502.184.JPG | na.502.184.jpg | flag | stripes | feathers | cross | zigzag | Native American Church | fan | feather | pinked edges | star | blue | loop | assorted | fringes | pheasant | black | one | beading | leather | glass beads | striped | round | wrapped | feathers | red tail hawk | eagle | Cord | flicker | brown | handle | wood | Gray | arrow | braided | magpie | trimmed | netted | twenty-one | charms | twisted | cross | small | White | Plains

1983.6.1
Forsyth | roller | right | p...
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1983.6.1 | ca. 1805-1820 | L: 4.875 in, width: 1.75 in, H: 2.375 in | [lockplate:] - FORSYTH & Co.; -- PATENT -- [lower back of roller primer holder:] R; 102 | a-lock; b-roller primer holder; sectionalized. | Rev. Alexander Forsyth, a Scottish minister, was an avid sportsman and inventor. His invention of the percussion ignition system was the most important development in the evolution of firearms since the introduction of gunpowder. | 1983.6.1.jpg | 1983.6.1.jpg | birds | sun | flowers | roller | right | primer | Other | lock | Forsyth

NA.702.31
So-soreh | Northern Plains |...
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Exhibit notes: printed cowhide

Museum record: NA.702.31 | 1900 | L: 55.125 in, width: 60.75 in | Written on back in blue: PAINTED/BY/KADZIE CODY-SHOSHONI INDIAN/NOVENBEN, 1906/PRESENTED TO F.A. HEPBURN./BY HIS WYPA | Communication and Media of Exchange: Writing and Records. Cow(?) hide, tanned; painted all over one side with horsemen hunting buffalo; the center has a sun dance pole and men dancing around it with others singing; also depicted is a tipi and a rider with a bonnet with a long trailer; colors are black, yellow, blue, green and red. ---Personal property of Mary Jester Allen Helen Cody Allen. | NA.702.31.JPG | na.702.31.jpg | NA.702.31.jpg | sun dance pole | rider with a bonnet with a long trailer | men dancing around it with others singing | tipi | horsemen hunting buffalo | painted hide | hide | cow | pigment | tanned | So-soreh | Northern Plains | Codsiogo | Eastern Shoshone | Cody, Cadzi

NA.702.22
petroglyph | sandstone
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Exhibit notes: arrow head

Museum record: NA.702.22 | L: 37 in, width: 18 in, depth: 5 in | Communication and Media Exchange; Writing and Records. Rock art. Large piece of stone, probably sandstone, that appears to have been shaped on sides, and carved on face with figures (possibly a bear, bird, paw-print, tree). | NA.702.22.jpg | Animal | petroglyph | sandstone

NA.702.8
petroglyph | reproduction | ...
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Exhibit notes: petroglyph

Museum record: NA.702.8 | H: 12.5 in, width: 13.75 in | FUNCTION: Communication and Media of Exchange: Writing and Records. (replica) -- Round stone slab; outline of horse etched into surface; 4 spears in back of horse. ---See label on back of petroglyph. | NA.702.8.JPG | outline of horse | 4 spears in back of horse | petroglyph | reproduction | stone

NA.502.48
Sioux | Zephier, Mitchell (P...
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Exhibit notes: peyote cross

Museum record: NA.502.48 | ca. 1979 | L: 9 in, width: 4.5 in | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. German silver and brass. Peyote motif. | NA.502.48.JPG | NA.502.48.JPG | na.502.48.jpg | NA.502.48.jpg | peyote cross | silver | brass | German | Sioux | Zephier, Mitchell (Pretty Voice Hawk)

1.69.238
stand | cream | steer horn |...
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Exhibit notes: powderhorn

Museum record: 1.69.238 | ca. 1890 | diameter of top: 5.75 in, stand height: 11.5 in, base diameter: 5 in | Musuem Purchase. William Cody Boal Collection | Engraved around edge: Compliments of Mr & Mrs Wm F. Cody to Mr & Mrs L.S. Decker | Ornate brass stand holding curved cream and brown steer horn with brass lip and lid, stand has 2 lion heads near ring that holds horn, lid has a winged lion and is engraved around edge. Wedding gift from Buffalo Bill and wife to Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Decker. | 1.69.238.jpg | 1.69.238.jpg | lion | ornate | lion heads | stand | cream | steer horn | brass | brown

NA.507.123
Northern Cheyenne | tipi | c...
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Exhibit notes: childs teepee

Museum record: NA.507.123 | ca. 1895-1898 | From the Collection of Richard Larremore Livermore given by his granddaughter Ann Livermore Houston | Child's tipi, Northern Cheyenne, hide with beadwork and drawing | NA.507.123.jpg | tipi | child | glass beads | tanned hide | wool cloth | porcupine quills | pigment | dyed | Northern Cheyenne

NA.507.93
Salish | toy cradle | doll |...
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Exhibit notes: cradleboard

Museum record: NA.507.93 | width: 14 in, L: 31 in | Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot | Ritual and Recreation, Toys. Toy cradle board. Hand tanned white buckskin, pieced. Hood has red cloth edging. Beaded board head is on canvas, separate. Design is floral with water flowers. Flap cover is on separate piece of cloth. Red wool, lined with black and white designed cotton cloth. Edging is gray-brown. Beads are lustre and seed and pony. Lustre are royal blue, black, red, orange, aqua, blue green, root beer, green. Seed beads are lime green, brownish red, dark green, white, light royal blue, pink, yellow and clear blue green. Pony beads are orange, red, green, dark yellow (all pony beads are clear). Tin cones are long. Backside has fringe. Woven strap of pink, green, purple, yellow, and gray. Indian design. | na.507.93.jpg | NA.507.93.JPG | floral | geometric | toy cradle | doll | tin | Beads | wool | cotton | cloth | canvas | Buckskin | hand tanned | Salish