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Curated by: blanchefroelich


NA.202.394
Sioux | Northern Plains | ca...
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NA.202.394 | 1984 | 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 | NA.202.394.JPG | star | geometric | cross | cap | plastic | Beads | seed | billed | nylon | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.598
South Dakota | Sioux | shirt...
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NA.202.598 | 1870s | L: 42.5 in, width: 58 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Man's (Red Cloud) -- Deerskin, fringe. Upper portion painted blue, lower portion yellow with yellow, orange and brown lines in between. Triangular tabs on front and back of neck decorated with red and blue wool and beading in white, red, blue, green, turquoise and yellow. Lazy stitch beaded strips over shoulders and on each sleeve. Panels with turquoise diamond designs on dark blue ground also with white, green, yellow, red and pink on strips. Upper portion and sleeves also have small beaded squares in red and pink or turquoise and yellow. Human hair bundles run over shoulders and on sleeves, most dark but some light horse hair bundles. Bundles wrapped with undyed porcupine quills and attached to blue beads. Tabs at bottom on each side decorated with triangular piece of red and blue wool with white, blue and green beaded border. | Book: juvenile, Discovering the Arts, Native American Culture, by Katherine Gleason, Rourke Publishing LLC, Vero Beach, 2006, (received Sept. 2005) | NA.202.598Dk.JPG | NA.202.598view1.JPG | NA.202.598view2.JPG | NA.202.598.jpg | strips | Diamond | triangular | squares | shirt | human hair | Horse Hair | deer hide | Glass seed beads | pigment | porcupine quills | wool | South Dakota | Sioux

NA.202.205
Sioux | Northern Plains | sh...
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NA.202.205 | ca. 1880 | bodice length: 33 in, sleeve length: 22 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, painted with green and yellow ochre. Lazy stitch beaded shoulder, sleeve, neck and back tabs in geometric design. Neck edge bound with red wool having serrated edge. Human hair tassles with thread wrapping at top. Fringe along sleeves, sides and bottom. | NA.202.205view1.JPG | NA.202.205view1.JPG | NA.202.205view2.JPG | NA.202.205view2.JPG | NA.202.205.jpg | geometric | shirt | wool | human | tanned | trade cloth | thread | seed | glass beads | hair | pigment | deer hide | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.845
Trax | Sioux | sneakers | hi...
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NA.202.845 | 1987 | L: 10.625 in, width: 3.625 in, H: 5.75 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Man's -- Trax brand high top sneakers with turquoise canvas uppers, white rubber toe and sole with painted black midline, 8 pair silver metal grommets and white laces. Beaded pyramid design around bottom edge and across toe with single row beading around upper edges and over stitching lines and single row beaded medicine wheel on outside of ankle; all seed beads in brown, light blue, red, orange and yellow. Size 7 1/2 | NA.202.845.JPG | lines | medicine wheel | Pyramid | sneakers | high tops | metal | pigment | rubber | glass beads | uppers | grommets | canvas | cotton | Trax | Sioux

NA.203.686
Northern Plains | society st...
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NA.203.686 | ca. 1870 | L: 36.125 in, width: 6.375 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Society staff - wood; double hook at top; twisted square shaft; some green and red paint. | NA.203.686.JPG | society staff | green | Red | wood | paint | Northern Plains

NA.203.685
Northern Plains | society st...
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NA.203.685 | ca. 1880 | L: 39.5 in, width: 2.5 in | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Siebel, Jr. | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Society staff ? - wood; carved in shape of horse hoof at top; round shaft with square section in middle; wooden ring around shaft near top; painted in green, red, and black. According to the collectors, this is a dance wand for the Horse Dance, Sioux, ca. 1880. | NA.203.685.JPG | horse | hoof | society staff | wood | pigment | Northern Plains | Northern Plains

NA.403.108
Northern Plains | quirt | wo...
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NA.403.108 | L: 41.75 in, Diameter: 1.75 in | Transportation: Land Transportation. Wooden handle with two leather thongs attached into end. Hole drilled through handle near base. Decorated with brass studs near end. | NA.403.108.JPG | na.403.108.jpg | quirt | wood | leather | studs | brass | Northern Plains

NA.102.9
Sioux | Northern Plains | bo...
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NA.102.9 | ca. 1880 | case length: 38.5 in, case width: 2.25 in, quiver length: 26.5 in, quiver width top: 5 in, quiver width bottom: 3.5 in | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Utensils and implements - Hunting (could also be used for fighting). Bow case and quiver - Tanned, lazy stitch bead decoration in geometric design at each end of the bow case and quiver. Small beaded square on attachment tabs. Buckskin shoulder strap. Fringe attached to beaded panels. Red wool bound edges on top beaded panels. | na.102.9.jpg | lazy stitch | bead decoration | geometric | bow case | quiver | Red | trade cloth | fringe | hide | Beads | wool | deer | tanned | seed | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.702.5
Fort Peck Indian Reservation...
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NA.702.5 | early 1900s | L: 36.625 in, width: 60.625 in | Property of the Missionary Education Movement, stamped on back, lower right | Communication and Media of Exchange: Writing and Records. Painted and drawn on muslin in brown, black and red. Count starts at 1800-1801 and ends at 1870 - 1871. 70 small paragraphs. Copy of Lone Dog's winter count. | na.702.5.jpg | NA.702.5.jpg | winter count | muslin | paint | Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana | Sioux

NA.502.14
Northern Plains | Brule Lako...
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NA.502.14 | ca. 1890 | Diameter: 20 in | Gift of Dr. Harold McCracken | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Buckskin shield dyed with yellow ochre stretched over a wooden frame with half moon painted at top center. Small hawk at center. Bundles of hawk and other feathers dyed orange attached. Wooden frame with red wool on edge with black horse hair attached at bottom center. Kestrel feathers and Kestel bird body and owl feathers. | na.502.14.jpg | NA.502.14.jpg | NA.502.14.JPG | half moon | hawk | dance shield | wood | tanned deer hide | body | yellow ochre | Horse Hair | owl feathers | wool | Kestrel | Northern Plains | Brule Lakota | Brule Sioux

NA.202.840
Sioux | robe | pale yellow |...
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NA.202.840 | ca. 1865 | L: 110.25 in, width at back legs: 68 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned buffalo hide with hair left on, seamed down center; tanned side has 40 horizontal quilled strips in red with small section of pale yellow, each strip has 8 small squares of dark blue felt attached to it; bottom strip has 10 red quilled leather dangles hanging below it - 5 have brass bells attached. | NA.202.840.JPG | na.202.840.jpg | strips | squares | robe | pale yellow | brass | dark blue | tanned | hide | porcupine | Red | bells | quills | felt | buffalo | with hair | Sioux