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Plains Indian Museum

Sioux 990 Northern Plains 1866
glass beads 689 brass bead 4 rawhide 1018 hair bone pipes 2 tanned hide 570 pigment 539
breastplate 36
ca. 1890
width: 11 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
Cow bone hair pipes in four (4) sections with 30 pieces in each, strung horizontally on tanned hide and almost in chevron pattern, through 8 dark, heavy leather strip. Each section has brass beads on either side of the hair bone pipe. The end two sections of heavy leather strip are separated by cobalt blue round beads, and the center two leather sections separated by brass beads. The extra length of the hide ties (4"L) on the sides are dyed green. The bottom of the breastplate has vertical hide fringe (4"L) also dyed green. The top is two long leather strips split into two on either end, or serving as tie around the neck.
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