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Plains Indian Museum

Lakota 107 Sioux 990 Northern Plains 99
cotton cloth 39 wool cloth 199 pigment 539 rawhide 1018 plastic 455 eagle feathers 19 glass beads 689 silk ribbon 38
bustle 20 Dance 4
ca. 1920
L: 50 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
Dance bustle with parfleche upper and wool cloth and trailers. Upper section consists of square parfleche section folded over; painted design of yellow triangles with blue borders, green triangles with red borders. Two long spikes attached to top of parfleche square; wrapped with red, white blue beads; topped with purple cloth, pink feathers, and pink and green silk ribbon. Bustle trailers, or tails, cut from blue wool cloth, red silk ribbon and white bead edging. Wool dowels inside upper edge of cloth, tied to parfleche with hide thongs. Remnants of smaller eagle feathers tied to trailer cloth with hide ties. Reverse of trailer is purple cotton cloth.
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