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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.202.584
Sioux | South Dakota | vest ...
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NA.202.623
Great Lakes | Chippewa | ves...
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NA.202.1445
Central Plains | Santee Siou...
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NA.202.1140
Great Lakes | man's | vest |...
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NA.202.252
Northern Plains | Sioux | ve...
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NA.202.393
Northern Plains | vest | Buc...
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NA.202.601
South Dakota | Eastern Sioux...
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NA.202.262
Sioux | Northern Plains | ve...
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NA.202.1023
Northern Plains | Sioux | La...
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NA.202.259
Nez Perce | Plateau | vest |...
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NA.202.250
Sioux | Northern Plains | ve...
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NA.202.627
South Dakota | Sioux | vest ...
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NA.202.299
Sioux | Northern Plains | ve...
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NA.202.614
Northern Plains | vest | fiv...
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NA.202.241
Sioux | Northern Plains | ve...
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NA.202.608
Assiniboine | Montana | vest...
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NA.202.300
Sioux | Northern Plains | ve...
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NA.202.625
Northern Plains | vest | Bea...
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NA.202.630
South Dakota | Sioux | vest ...
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NA.202.251
Santee Sioux | Northern Plai...
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NA.202.883
Eastern Sioux | vest | mothe...
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NA.202.283
Northern Plains | Sioux | ve...
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NA.202.263
Northern Plains | Sioux | ve...
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NA.202.886
Northern Plains | vest | can...
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