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A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
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Northern Plains | natal char...
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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

Cree | Chippewa | Rocky Boy'...
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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