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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 cotton cover wrapped around peeled twigs, which are attached to a metal ring base with cotton twine at each pole. Brown muddled design on bottom edge and along lacing pins. Toothpick lacing pins, smoke flaps held down with cotton twine. Door flap is papier-mâché with cotton cloth, tear drop shape with red painted center, tied to bottom lacing pin. Two (2) rawhide disk cut out ( 1¼" dia) attached on either side of lacing pins with hide strip strung through. Over the front door flap is small female doll (5 ¼" H) made of rawhide base, hide and rawhide plain moccasin, in dark blue polyester fabric dress with red felt oblong piece on front, over the head, and over the back. Red felt tie belt. With white glass seed beads over top, tie and lower part of dress. Black cotton yarn as the hair. Legs are wrapped in red cloth.
Ten (10) cotton cloth strips attached to top tipi poles with blue/green, gold and red 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.