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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
painted 276 eagle 171 tail 25 frame 53 snapping turtle elk 52 Beads 2617 tanned 631 hide 1074 feathers 641 cow hide 4 tooth 5 rawhide 1018 tin 353 seed 1420 sinew 620
Names
dance shield 10
Subjects
circles 32 rectangles 50
Dimensions:
Diameter: 13 in
Credit Line:
Irving H. "Larry" Larom Collection
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Tanned, red painted rawhide with white circles and rectangles, stretched on tin frame. Eagle feathers attached at top and bottom of shield, stems wrapped with sinew. Cow hide handle. Medicine punch with blue beads and carved elk tooth attached at top. Snapping turtle's tail painted blue and red attached to bottom.
Accession Number:
NA.502.12

Not currently on display


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