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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
tin cones 81 cotton thread 354 dyed porcupine quills 86 glass beads 689 silk ribbon 38 Cotton cloth 154 parfleche 19 tanned hide 570 cotton twine 51 dyed feather fluffs 31
bag 239
ca. 1920
L: 7.5 in, width: 7.5 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
U shaped tanned hide bag, edged in painted parfleche that has been split, wrapped in dyed porcupine quills and finished with tin cones and deep red feather fluffs. One side is covered with 16 horizontal single rows of quills, and perimeter is one row. Pink majority with vertical triangles in cream and purple down the center with six (6) squares in same colors. The quilled panel has red cloth trim under it, and top/opening is trimmed with light blue satin ribbon and ribbon "handle." Opposite side is plain hide with beaded row around the U shaped perimeter in majority pink/rose seed beads with eight (8) boxes of blue and white beads. In center is 1 ¾" dia. beaded starburst in sienna colored seed beads.
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