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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
commercial tanned hide 21 feather fluffs 49 rawhide 1018 brass tacks 42 porcupine quills 146 cotton thread 354 dye 189 metal cones 39
breastplate 36
late 20th century
L: 22.25 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
Rawhide sections divided into nine (9) segments of 7 rows on each of top six sections, and 11, 9 and 9 rows on bottom three sections (L to R). Styled like hair pipe necklace. Each of the individual sections is wrapped in red, purple and cream colored porcupine quills in geometric designs. Top of 6 of the sections has small brass tacks embellishing. Bottom of each of the 3 bottom sections are strung with cotton and thread and have metal cone with purple dyed feather fluff. Topped with 2 commercial tanned hide tabs (1 ½" W x 3"L), each with two leather ties at top to tie around neck.
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