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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
porcupine quills 146 abalone shell 4 otter fur 11 red ochre 16 otter hide 13 grizzly bear claws 5 glass pony beads 3 tanned hide 570
bear claw necklace 4
ca. 1860
L: 63 in, width: 12 in, H: 2 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
Bear claw necklace with otter hide and fur trailers. Twenty eight (28) grizzly bear claws attached to otter hide and fur base to form semi-circular necklace. White pony beads strung on hide thong between claws; hole drilled into each claw. Abalone shell, copper pieces folded to form cone, and hide thongs with porcupine quill wraps all attached to top of trailer. Trailer consists of ten (10) long strips of otter hide and fur; red ochre applied to underside. Need additional research for tribal affiliation
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