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Plains Indian Museum

Sioux 990 Northern Plains 99
sinew 620 Tanned buffalo hide 14 pigment 539
buffalo hide 11
ca. 1880
L: 76 in, width: 69 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
in orange paint, on verso, corner: “46-78-5”
fully tanned hide in two (2) pieces, cut edges all around, seamed in center to create one piece. Box and border style design. Painted on recto in five (5) stripes outlining the perimeter: dark brown, light red, blue, light red, brown. Interior is intricate geometric design, with three(3) vertical extensions from top with box on top of each with three rows of two colored triangles stacked inside each box. All in same colors, plus yellow. Parts of the geometric center, have been recolored – most notably the brown area. Some brown epidermis evident on verso.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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