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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Lakota 107
parfleche 19 dyed porcupine quills 86 pigments 40 Cotton cloth 154 tin cones 81 red wool 7 cotton thread 354 rawhide 1018 dyed horse hair 63 commercial canvas 7 dyed feather fluffs 31
bag 239
ca. 1890
L: 9.75 in, width: 10.5 in
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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
Parfleche flat case with flap included, covered with commercial canvas in two pieces on recto and verso, and with heavy cotton cloth on the bottom and over the flap. Short hide strip on verso near top for attachment. Eight (8) horizontal, single lines of quillwork on both panels, and meet at side seams. Majority red dyed quills, single width with block of orange on either end and in center - to make visual vertical lines. Center and right side proper recto has traces of red feather fluffs. There were previously fluffs on all four seams (each side and front and back center). Four (4) rawhide slats wrapped in dark red and black quills, attached to bottom, each has two tin cones with red dyed horse hair inserted. Second from left front dangle has small piece of red wool attached at top.
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