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2017 St. Labre Fall Visit

This exhibit is curated by the students of St. Labre Indian School for their museum studies class trip to the Plains Indian Museum.

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: [email protected]


NA.202.457
Blood | Canada | Northern Pl...
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NA.202.457 | 1905 | L: 10.5 in, width: 3.5 in, H: 6.625 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of the Pilot Foundation | 40 Blood Can and 40 written on soles with a tag Blood Canadaian Blackfeet 1910-12 on the right one. | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Deerskin, hard sole, high top. Red wool cuff sewn to where ankle meets foot. Beaded strip around bottom on outside in blue, yellow and pink on turquoise ground. Keyhole shaped beading on foot in turquoise, yellow, blue, red, metallic gold and green with blue outline. | NA.202.457.A&B.JPG | NA.202.457.jpg | NA.202.457.jpg | keyhole design | Moccasins | yellow | pink | turquoise | high top | wool | seed | Red | metallic gold | blue | deerskin | green | Beads | Blood | Canada | Northern Plains

NA.202.7
Sioux | Northern Plains | Mo...
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NA.202.7 | ca. 1890 | L: 9.875 in, width: 4 in | Dress and Adornment: Daily and/or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, wrapped quillwork on vamp sides, back soles and front tongue, wrapped tabs hanging from ankle opening with tin cone and horse hair danglers. Lazy stitch white beaded border lane along bottom edge of top and white border lane along edge of sole. Blue cotton tradecloth along edge of ankle opening, quill wrapped trailer on heel. | NA.202.7dtl .JPG | NA.202.7view1.JPG | NA.202.7view2.JPG | NA.202.7.jpg | Moccasins | tin cones | porcupine quills | Cotton cloth | Horse Hair | tanned deer hide | glass beads | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.202.95
Sioux | Northern Plains | su...
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NA.202.95 | ca. 1900 | L: 6.5 in, width: 4.75 in | Gift of Corliss C. and Audrienne H. Moseley | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Child's -- Tanned, deer hide, fully beaded in lazy stitch geometric design with black and white polka dot cloth lining, red satin ribbon along front edge. | NA.202.95A&B.JPG | NA.202.95.JPG | na.202.95.jpg | geometric | sun bonnet | black and white | polka dot | Red | seed | ribbon | Satin | lining | deer | Beads | lazy stitch | tanned | cloth | trade | hide | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.403.243
Crow | Montana | Apsáalooke...
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NA.403.243 | ca. 1880 | L: 28 in, width: 14.25 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 | Three-section repurposed parfleche/rawhide headstall, w/ metal Spanish style bridle and keyhole sallong (headpiece) attached at top; cotton cloth goes over top to attach. The headstall is parfleche on verso, painted ochre on recto with ¼" W beading on the two sides. The two vertical pieces are 1 ¾" W that tapers to 1"W. Glass seed beads on vertical are light blue majority with two striped areas in yellow, with small blocks of translucent red and green with blue box in center. Top piece is medium blue with center small red and yellow boxes followed by dark blue and pink angles stripes. In center of upper piece is beaded block in white and translucent green vertical stripes on either side of translucent red and yellow horizontal box. Keyhole piece is tied through top headstall piece with tanned hide strip. Total 13 ½" L inc. yellow and green dyed horsehair perimeter bunches. Keyhole is majority light blue seed beads with red wool cloth bull's eye outlined in white. Half circles stripes on either side in translucent red, green and yellow, outlined in dark blue. 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock triangles in dark blue outlined in white, leading down to triangular portion. Two horizontal sections in light blue majority, top has small section after the dark blue triangle in yellow, w/ translucent red stripe following. Center is yellow with red, white, green box stripe top and bottom outlined in dark blue. Bottom has two red boxes outlined in dark blue. Top circle and bottom line of keyhole is outlined in horsehair bunches, wrapped in tanned hide and separated by 2 translucent red beads - sewn together with cotton thread. Old style iron Spanish bit with dangling, pieced metal work at bottom. | na.403.243.jpg | NA.403.243.v1 (M).jpg | NA.403.243.v2 (M).jpg | NA.403.243.v3 (M).jpg | bridle | tanned hide | wool cloth | iron | pigments | Horse Hair | glass beads | Cotton cloth | cotton thread | parfleche | dye | Crow | Montana | Apsáalooke | Northern Plains

NA.202.799
Crow | Crow Indian Reservati...
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NA.202.799 | ca. 1910 | L: 10.75 in, width: 3.75 in, H: 5.25 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection | 27 on soles | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Leather; beaded patch below tongue with diamond pattern in blue, orange, clear and pink on light blue ground; muslin lining; rawhide soles. | NA.202.799A&B.JPG | na.202.799.jpg | Diamond | Moccasins | pink | lining | leather | seed | blue | orange | rawhide | Clear | light blue | soles | bead | muslin | Crow | Crow Indian Reservation, Montana

NA.203.723
belt | Beads | leather | com...
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NA.203.723 | ca. 1915 | L: 48 in, width: 3.375 in | Gift of Bill Magee | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Belt - wide commercial leather belt beaded with diamond and cross design in blue, white, red, green and yellow. | NA.203.723.JPG | na.203.723.jpg | cross | Diamond | belt | Beads | leather | commercial

NA.203.171
Blackfeet | belt | knife cas...
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NA.203.171 | ca. 1890 | Belt Length: 37 in, belt width: 3 in, case length: 11.375 in, case width: 3.625 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Belt and knife case - commercially tanned leather belt and knife case with brass tack design. Cut out belt attachment on case. Rawhide thong tie. | na.203.171a.jpg | na.203.171b.jpg | belt | knife case | hide | brass | Animal | commercially tanned | Blackfeet

NA.502.211
amulet | hide | bead
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NA.502.211 | L: 10.5 in, width: 4 in | Gift in memory of Suzanne Guilfoyle Watrous | Ritual and Recreation. Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Beaded amulet. Diamond shape beaded in white, blue, light blue and yellow. Outer band in white, next in blue, then two yellow triangles with lt. blue outlining take the center. Verso is white with blue and lt. blue rectangles along sides and horizontal green and yellow bands through center. Side points have a tarnished bead with knotted hide strips extending from them. Bottom point has same bead and one hide strip with a hole at the end. Top point has a hole in the hide where a thicker strip is laced through. A blue and white beaded hide miniature sheath is attached to top loop. Edges are scalloped in blue with a blue and yellow loop off one end and fringe around the opening or "mouth". | na.502.211.jpg | amulet | hide | bead

NA.502.41
Northern Plains | natal amul...
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NA.502.41 | ca. 1890 | L: 8.625 in, width: 3.25 in | Katherine Bradford McClellan Collection, Gift of The Coe Foundation | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Buckskin in lizard shape with fully beaded overlay top (black head, green with orange borders having dark blue blocks). Black and blue single bead border along edge. Self fringe at leg and tail extensions. | BBHC Cody Enterprise column: "Your Museum Matters" - April 2011 From our collection: Small and easy to carry, natal amulets were sometimes given to Indian children to carry throughout their lives. Grandmothers or other female members of the family made the decorated amulets after the birth of a child. In some instances the baby’s umbilical cord was dried and carried in the amulet. Many amulets were made in the shape of animals such as turtles and lizards. | NA.502.41.JPG | blocks | lizard | natal amulet | Buckskin | deer hide | fringe | glass beads | leather | Northern Plains

NA.102.7A
knife case | Beads | brass |...
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NA.102.7A | ca. 1885 | 13 x 4.125 | Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin | Utensils and implements - Hunting (could also be used for fighting). Knife case - commercially tanned leather with overlay bead decoration in geometric design at top, beaded border lanes (3) along outside edge of case. Four brass tacks at bottom. Buckskin tie thong attachment at top. Rectangular shaped belt opening. | na.102.7a.jpg | bead decoration | geometric | overlay | knife case | Beads | brass | tacks | seed | commercial | leather

NA.102.31
Sioux | Northern Plains | kn...
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NA.102.31 | ca. 1910 | L: 8.25 in, width: 2.375 in, overall length: 14.25 in | Bequest of the Adele K. "Pokey" Willoughby Estate | tensils and implements - Hunting (could also be used for fighting). Knife case - tanned, fully beaded in lazy stitch geometric design, bead tassles at bottom. Fringe along outside edge of case. | NA.102.31.JPG | na.102.31.jpg | lazy stitch | geometric | knife case | fringe | tanned | seed | hide | Beads | Animal | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.109.113
Arapaho | paint sack | red/w...
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NA.109.113 | ca. 1885 | width: 2.625 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss | Utensils and implements - Toilet Articles. Paint sack - brown leather pouch with long triangular tab attached to bottom; bottom half of pouch is lazy stitch beaded with a yellow diamond inside a dark blue diamond with projecting lines on a light blue ground, red/white hearts bottom and side borders, one side also has a red/white hearts and dark blue cross at top of beading; upper side lazy stitch borders of dark blue and red/white hearts bands on yellow; upper edge beading of light blue inside dark blue squares on pink, leather thong tie through one side; bottom triangular tab is fully lazy stitch beaded with a yellow triangle inside a dark blue triangle outlined on the sides in greasy blue, one side has a red/white hearts square with dark blue border and a dark blue and light blue with red/white hearts center cross worked into yellow triangle, also a red/white hearts with yellow center cross worked into dark blue border; eight pairs of tin cone danglers on leather thongs around edges of tab with remnants of yellow dyed horsehair in some, tab edge is beaded in light orange; all beading in seed beads; inside of pouch is stained yellow. | na.109.113v1.jpg | na.109.113v2.jpg | diamonds | squares | cross | paint sack | red/white hearts | hair | cone | brown | leather | Beads | horse | tin | lazy stitch | Arapaho

NA.202.59
Northern Plains | Sioux | Mo...
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NA.202.59 | ca. 1890 | L: 10.5 in, width: 4.25 in | Bequest of the Adele K. "Pokey" Willoughby Estate | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, lazy stitch bead decoration in geometric design on vamp, sides and back. Double border land along bottom edge. Blue print cloth along edge of ankle opening. Rawhide soles. | na.202.59.jpg | geometric | Moccasins | lazy stitch | tanned | blue | Print | rawhide | cloth | hide | trade | Beads | deer | soles | seed | Northern Plains | Sioux

NA.202.122
Northern Plains | Northern C...
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NA.202.122 | ca. 1890 | L: 10.5 in, width: 3.75 in | Gift in memory of Mrs. Ernest R. May, Sr. by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernest R. May, Jr., Woodriver, Wyoming | Dress and Adornment: Daily And/Or Festive Adornment. Tanned, deer hide, fully beaded vamp in lazy stitch stitch geometric design, border lane along bottom edge. Rawhide soles. | NA.202.122A&B.JPG | na.202.122.jpg | geometric | Moccasins | deer | tanned | lazy stitch | soles | hide | seed | rawhide | Beads | Northern Plains | Northern Cheyenne

NA.507.18
Northern Plains | doll and h...
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NA.507.18 | ca. 1900 | doll length: 7 in | Gift of Lucile M. Wright | Ritual and Recreation: Toys. Stuffed female doll and horse. Doll has tanned dress. Horse is tanned hide with saddle. Bead decoration on dress, overlay beaded decoration on boot moccasins, and on saddle bags, horse neck decoration. Black painted spots on horse. Horse hair braids on doll and name on horse. | BBHC Cody Enterprise column: “Your Museum Matters” – December 1, 2008 From our collection: As kids, parents, and everyone in between are thinking toys and games this holiday season, we’re reminded that not only are playthings a part of numerous cultures, they’ve been around for ages, too. A civilization’s toys can tell a good deal about its beliefs, priorities, or everyday life. For instance, Native American toys helped prepare children for adult responsibilities. They were often miniature replicas of tools and implements, and play imitated adult tasks. The first dolls made by Lakota and other Plains tribes were simple figures of clay or rawhide cutouts stuffed with buffalo hair or grass. The detail in doll clothing helped an Indian girl learn her family’s way of making household objects. Finally, they were typically made by grandparents and rarely had much detail so features could be left to a child’s imagination. Photo caption/credit: Northern Plains doll and horse, ca. 1900. Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming. Gift of Ms. Lucile M. Wright. NA.507.18 | NA.507.18.JPG | NA.507.18.jpg | horse | spots | doll and horse | trade | hide | seed | hair | pigment | Beads | deer | cloth | horse | tanned | Northern Plains

NA.203.1679
Plains | hair ornament | met...
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NA.203.1679 | early 20th century | L: 18.25 in, width: 1.25 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 | dentalium leather choker, good | NA.203.1679.jpg | hair ornament | metal | tanned hide | dentalium shell | leather | sinew | Plains

NA.203.198
Unknown | gauntlets | hide |...
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NA.203.198 | date unknown | L: 14 in | Bequest of the Adele K. "Pokey" Willoughby Estate | Personal Adornment & Ritual Regalia. Pair of gauntlets - tanned (rough) with multi-color applique floral design on top front. Serrated edge along cuff top. Lined with blue check cotton cloth. | NA.203.198.A&B.JPG | na.203.198.jpg | Flora | gauntlets | hide | Beads | Animal | cotton | tanned | Tradecloth | blue checked | seed | Unknown

NA.202.1401
Sioux | Northern Plains | ba...
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NA.202.1401 | 1890-1920 | L: 8.75 in, wide at widest point: 7 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 | Two pieces of tanned hide sewn together in slight U shape, appears that there was red ribbon inserted between the two exterior pieces, but only traces on the seam remain visible. A short (1") top flap extends upward from opening, and has two small holes through it and two others equidistant to it on body of bag for a closure of some kind. Recto is decorated with dyed quills, covering the entire piece. Outer border in yellow quill waved with opposite wave in purple, thinner U in cream quill with innermost interior design of purple thunderbird with stylized four point star in yellow, with a top and border wave in purple and cream, all laid inside larger area of red quillwork. Top of the flap, which lies flat and won't close, is three rows of red quill sections intersected with section of purple and cream intermixed to give a striped effect. Verso is red quills done in thin lines with perimeter outlined and 5 boxes x 4 boxes designated by fine line of red quills. | NA.202.1401.v2.jpg | NA.202.1401.v2.jpg | NA.202.1401.v1.jpg | NA.202.1401.v1.jpg | bag | dyed porcupine quills | cotton thread | satin ribbon | tanned hide | Sioux | Northern Plains

NA.203.763
Crow | necklace | leather | ...
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NA.203.763 | ca. 1885 | overall length: 19.5 in, width: 10.25 in, diameter of shells: 2.875 in | Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Man's loop necklace - 13 strands of shell disc beads strung on rawhide with turquoise faceted glass bead in center of each strand, brass bead at each end. Strands attached to commercially tanned leather straps with brass tack design. Twisted rawhide fringe and neck tie thong. Two large conch shell discs on each side of top; smaller one in center with two brass beads. | na.203.763.jpg | necklace | leather | shells | brass | rawhide | shell disc | glass faceted | fringe | Beads | conch | twisted | commercially tanned | Crow

NA.106.146A
Northern Plains | Crow | par...
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NA.106.146A | ca. 1890 | L: 26.5 in, width: 12.5 in | Utensils and implements - Household. Parfleche - rawhide with blue, yellow, green and red painted designs. | na.106.146a.jpg | NA.106.146A.JPG | parfleche | rawhide | Northern Plains | Crow

NA.109.11
Crow | Northern Plains | bel...
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NA.109.11 | ca. 1915 | L: 6.25 in, width: 5.75 in | Utensils and implements - Toilet Articles. Belt pouch - commercially tanned leather with stamped design. Fully beaded flap in overlay floral design, border lane along edge. Flap lined with purple cloth. Silver beads along inside edge. | NA.109.11.JPG | na.109.11.jpg | overlay | floral | belt pouch | seed | purple | animal hide | Beads | commercially tanned | Tradecloth | Crow | Northern Plains

NA.111.45
Northern Cheyenne | Oklahoma...
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NA.111.45 | ca. 1890 | L: 42.5 in, width: 11.75 in, H: 11 in | Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Myriam Castillo | Function: Utensils and implements - Child Care, Training and Education. Object: Cradle - wooden frame; undecorated leather body; leather hood beaded with geometric design in dark blue, red/white hearts, yellow, light blue and green on white ground; stripe down top of hood with geometric design in dark blue, red/white hearts, pink and yellow on light blue ground; square leather flap attached to top; beaded with diamond design in dark blue, light blue, red/white hearts and yellow on white ground; triangular flap on each side of square patch beaded in yellow, red/white hearts and green, 3 brass bells attached to base of flaps. Remarks: Purchased 1982 installment #2. Photographed 2-12-87. Purchased with funds provided by Myriam Castillo. | NA.111.45.JPG | na.111.45.jpg | Diamond | stripe | geometric | beaded | cradle | Beads | brass | red/white hearts | leather | wood | bells | Northern Cheyenne | Oklahoma | Montana

NA.502.108
Northern Cheyenne | rattle |...
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NA.502.108 | ca. 1930 | diameter of head: 2.375 in | Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Gourd head; wood handle, beaded at top and bottom with diagonal lines in green, blue, red, metallic and orange beads on white ground; middle of handle wrapped with red lacing, red horse hair at top of rattle; twisted leather fringe with rhinestones in middle and metal tips at base of handle. | NA.502.108.JPG | na.502.108.jpg | diagonal lines | rattle | twisted | White | green | rhinestones | hair | horse | Beads | lacing | wood | leather | gourd | seed | orange | handle | metallic | Red | fringe | blue | Northern Cheyenne

NA.202.907
Sioux | Moccasins | Buckskin...
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NA.202.907 | ca. 1900 | H: 6 in, L: 10.25 in, width: 3.625 in | Chandler Pohrt Collection, Gift of Amalia and Harold Ramser, Jr. | Dress and Adornment: Daily and or Festive Adornment. Braintanned buckskin uppers with rectangular self tongue sinew sewn to rawhide soles. Very lightweight buckskin ankle wrap sinew sewn to ankle edge of upper. Buckskin thong tie across base of tongue and through holes on either side. Almost fully lazy stitch beaded uppers (except ankle extensions) have a three row band down center of vamp and around bottom with outer rows of light blue and middle row of alternating royal blue and red/white hearts tirangles separated by white beads. Rest of vamp is filled in with green containing one red/white hearts center royal blue cross on each side. Row around upper ankle is also green and has 3 red/white hearts center royal blue crosses on each side, all sinew sewn. | na.202.907.jpg | NA.202.907.JPG | cross | triangles | Moccasins | Buckskin | braintanned | Beads | sinew | rawhide | Sioux