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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
Sweet Grass 3 felt 201 pigment 539 cotton string 20 wood 4438 yarn 210 metal bell glass beads 689 wool 622 hide 1074 hair 424
bow 53
ca. 1885
L: 74 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
S-curved wood bow painted red on both ends and covered in rows of light blue glass beads. Blue-dyed horse hair tied about 15" from one end with turquoise yarn. About 19" from other end a narrow strand of turquoise felt is wrapped about 3" wide with one bell coming from center attached to bow with hide. Center of bow is wrapped with a wide red wool cloth section that is wrapped around with sting of hide. A 10 ½" braided sweet grass is attached to the bow over the wool cloth at either end with hide string. One end of bow is wrapped 2 ¼" wide with hide string that is painted with red ochre. This end of the bow is rounded out and has a narrow notch cut into the top about3 ½" deep. Also the number "1628"is written with black ink on this end. Opposite end is squared off and has two small holes through it.
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