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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866 Lakota 107
Descriptions
shell 87 commercial tanned hide 21 tanned hide 570 porcupine quills 146 coins 8 rawhide 1018 feather fluffs 49 metal cones 39 glass beads 689 cotton thread 354 cow bone 5 dye 189 silk ribbon 38
Names
breastplate 36
Date:
after 1905
Dimensions:
L: 36.5 in, width: 11.25 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
Remarks:
Cow bone hair pipes, six (6) sections with up 11 hair pipes in top 4 sections, and 29 in lower 2 sections. Top four (4) sections are separated in middle to allow room to be placed over head. All pipes strung vertically on tanned hide strips, heavy tanned hide separating sections. Blue and green glass tubes beads strung on cotton thread into a woven pattern for top neck tie, green/red multi-colored beads intermixed, tied off with teal ribbon at back of neck. 3" dia. shell at top of 5th section. Tanned hide strips on bottom have five (5) U.S. pennies tied on, dated "1905." 11 ½" W piece of rawhide attached to bottom of necklace, embellished with red, purple and cream dyed geometric design porcupine quills wrapped over rawhide sections, finished with satin ribbon on top of rawhide piece, each strip finished with metal cone with purple feather fluff.
Accession Number:
NA.203.1540

Not currently on display

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June 2014 - New Items
June 2014 - New Items - Curated by Seth Johnson


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