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Plains Indian Museum

Sioux 990 Northern Plains 1866
porcupine quills 146 feather fluffs 49 metal cones 39 glass beads 689 cotton thread 354 tanned hide 570 parfleche 19
breastplate 36
ca. 1900
L: 19.5 in, width: 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
Bandolier style breastplate with 5" W sectioned, rawhide - an old parfleche- piece on bottom portion, attached to two (2) sections of tanned strips separated into four (4) strips each, all of which are wrapped in dyed porcupine quills in red, orange, green and blue in geometric patterns overall. Two (2) wrapped, thin strips attached to top ends and either side of bottom section. Each has metal cone on end with remnant of dyed feather fluff. Each strip on bottom section has metal cone with feather fluff inserted. Thin hide straps at top to serve as neck tie. Small blue seed beads stitched between the sections of rawhide on bottom portion.
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