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Plains Indian Museum

bison hair 8 dyed feathers 24 cotton thread 354 Cotton cloth 154 horn 111 glass beads 689 wood 4438 tanned hide 570
ceremonial war club 3
ca. 1900
L: 20.5 in, width: 6.75 in, Diameter: 5.5 in
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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
Two horns bounded with tanned hide and covered with red cloth and another decorative layer of pinked edge green cloth, center seam covered with buffalo hair strip. Attached to wood handle piece at neck with bison fur bounded and sewn. Body of handle is first covered in dark cotton cloth, and then wrapped in horizontal stripes of glass seed beads: white, gold translucent, largest of multi, bison hair and repeat. Two tassels of dark cloth at bottom, one wrapped in pink seed, beads and one (1) in white tied at end with hide fringe attachment and cut, red dyed feather. Top of horn head has one (1) attached tassel wrapped in white seed beads, with two (2) cut, red dyed feathers attached with hide strips.
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