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Accession Number:
NA.204.4
Makers
Southern Arapaho, Oklahoma
Descriptions
pigment, feathers, tanned elk hide
Names
Ghost Dance dress
Subjects
crescents, stars, corn, sage stems, birds, circles
Date:
ca. 1890
Dimensions:
L: 54 in, width: 54 in
Credit Line:
Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mary J. and James R. Jundt
Remarks:
Dress and Adornment, Religious Attire. Ghost Dance dress made of hand-tanned elk hide, yoke style, painted with pigments (light blue, green blue and red). Fringe on arms, down sides and around bottom. Fringe on body of dress with plumes and ermine attached, hide hair left on leg ends. Painted designs include cross-shaped stars, crescents, circles, birds (ravens and magpies), corn and sage stems, blue and green bars on calf area of dress.
Publication:
Journal: Western American Literature: Quarterly Journal of the Western Literature Association; Lessons from the Past: The Cliff Dwellers ans New Historicism; Michael Tavel Clark; Utah State University, Logan, page 426

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