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Vested interest.

For Native Americans, it wasn't enough to simply create clothing. As this selection of vests indicates, they employed artwork, too. The beading, stitching, and other decorations reflect all kinds of aspects of the natural world from flowers to stars, plus tipis, individuals, horses, arrows, and geometric designs. Take a look at the vests below; which ones do you like the best? Which ones tell stories?

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Marg2309


NA.202.612
Montana | Crow | vest | mult...
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NA.202.301
Northern Plains | Sioux | ve...
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NA.202.610
South Dakota | Sioux | vest ...
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NA.202.245
Northern Plains | vest | ove...
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NA.202.261
Northern Plains | Sioux | ve...
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NA.202.621
vest | deer | four | black |...
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NA.202.622
Chippewa | Great Lakes | ves...
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NA.202.631
South Dakota | Sioux | vest ...
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NA.202.963
Santee Sioux | vest | Beads ...
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NA.202.897
Sioux | vest | bead | sinew ...
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NA.202.776
Eastern Sioux | vest | green...
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NA.202.419
Northern Plains | vest | Whi...
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NA.202.616
Montana | Crow | vest | seed...
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NA.202.973
Sioux | vest | leather | bea...
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NA.202.964
Crow | vest | leather | Bead...
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NA.202.1211
vest | ribbon | silver butto...
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NA.202.620
South Dakota | Sioux | vest ...
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NA.202.999
Salish | vest | hide | Beads...
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NA.202.626
South Dakota | Sioux | vest ...
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NA.202.257
Northern Plains | Sioux | ve...
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NA.202.264
Northern Plains | Sioux | ve...
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NA.202.375
Northern Plains | Sioux | ve...
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NA.202.629
Crow | Montana | vest | Bead...
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NA.202.613
Northern Plains | vest | clo...
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