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Plains Indian Museum

Lakota 107 Northern Plains 1866 Sioux 990 Standing Rock
silk ribbon 38 eagle feathers 19 cotton thread 354 Cotton cloth 154 wool cloth 199 tanned hide 162 metal 3340 wood 4438
bow lance 2
ca. 1875
L: 58.75 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
S-curved wood shaft spear with 7 ¾" exposed of metal blade inserted into top notch and wrapped with rawhide. Entire shaft is wrapped in red wool cloth with a strip of navy cloth sewn to it with cotton thread. Cloth is fringed at top and bottom. Thin strip of cream colored cotton cloth is wrapped diagonally around the entire shaft. Bow string attached at either end with cream cloth strip and cotton thread is comprised of twisted red wool, (replaced with red silk (or satin?) ribbon at center), blue cotton, and cream cotton cloth. String is tied to center of wood bow with strips of cream cotton cloth, blue cotton cloth, and red silk (or satin?) ribbon. 3 separate sets of feathers attached to center of bow with hide string. Center set has one feather. Top and bottom set have 2 feathers. A 4th set of two feathers tied with hide string have fallen off.
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