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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Sioux 990
tin cones 81 dyed horse hair 63 glass beads 689 cotton thread 354 wood 4438 tanned hide 570 cotton twine 51 rawhide 1018
awl 39 awl case 36
ca. 1940
Diameter: 2.75 in, case length: 13.75 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Rawhide tube wrapped with glass seed beads in majority white with four (4) dark blue, turquoise blue and red white heart beads in horizontal bands. Tanned hide top flap with white and two (2) dark blue and turquoise blue stripes. End of flap has two (2) tin cones with red dyed horse hair inserts. Two (2) pieces of tanned hide from the bottom of case, bead-edged in strips of white, dark blue and turquoise seed beads. Top of each piece has one (1) tin cone with red dyed horse hair insert - two total. Each end has two (2) tin cones with red dyed horse hair inserts - four total. Cotton twine looped through top flap for attachment. Awl (6 ½"L) is whittled branch or piece of wood with blunt point.
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