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NA.202.394 - Beaded hat. Seth's favorite!
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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
Tea stained colored cotton cover, finished edges, wrapped around peeled twigs, which are attached to a metal ring base with cotton twine at each pole. Bottom edge is dark brown (2 ½" H) and up the door. Wooden lacing pins, smoke flaps held down with cotton twine. Door cover is striped canvas in black, orange and green with red electric tape on three (3) edges and red circle of tape in center. Top of door (4 ½"L x 2 3/8" W) has two large blue round beads and brass bell strung through hide strip and looped around bottom lacing pin. Two (2) rawhide disk cut out (1 ½" dia) attached on either side of door with hide strip strung through.
Small female doll (4 ½"H) made of rawhide base, hide and rawhide plain moccasin, in purple cotton dress with pink V at top and pink tie around waist. With white glass seed beads over top, tie and lower part of dress. Black cotton fabric as the hair. Legs are colored red.
Five (5) tanned hide strips attached to top poles with blue green tube beads strung through.
Further research needed. Check pg.153 of Hau, Kola! See images in file for NA.506.153 of above mentioned image - numerous similarities exist in construction and design of tipi and dolls. Possibly made by Ben Pease, Crow artist.