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Accession Number:
NA.702.30
Makers
Hidatsa, Northern Plains
Descriptions
porcupine quills, buffalo, buffalo hide, hair, pigment, tanned
Names
buffalo robe
Subjects
quirt, buffalo, rifles, Indians, capotes, hunting, saddle, horses, quiver
Date:
ca. 1875
Dimensions:
L: 88 in, width: 73 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. William L. Cone
Remarks:
Communication and Media of Exchange: Writing and Records. Buffalo hide with hair on one side, painted and decorated on tanned side; hide was split and sewn back together along spine, applique over stitching is a band of purple, yellow and white porcupine quills with 5 quilled medallions in the same colors; painted scene on lower half of robe shows 3 Indians with rifles and wearing capotes on horses hunting 3 buffalo and 1 Indian skinning a buffalo with his gun, quiver and quirt on the ground beside him and 2 horses (1 saddled) in back of him, painting is done in brown, yellow, blue and red.

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