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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
Eagle Feather 13 Horse Hair 108 sinew 620 rawhide 1018 canvas 234 pigment 539 yarn 210 tanned hide 570 cotton twine 51 felt 201 wire 139 paint 359 tin cones 81 wood 4438 cotton 256
doll 94 model tipi 8
ca. 1970
H: 21.5 in, Diameter: 43 in
Credit Line:
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 w/ brown spots wrapped around peeled twigs, which are attached to a metal ring base with cotton twine at each pole. Wooden lacing pins, smoke flaps held down with cotton twine. Door flap is piece of dark brown felt attached to lacing pin with twine. Two metal cones underneath the door. Two (2) metal cones attached to front with rust colored yarn inserted. Eagle secondary feather (6"L) attached to smoke flap with thin hides trip and quill wrapped in sinew to adhere. Two (2) small rounded pieces of yellow and orange felt adhered to recto of bottom edge of feather, and small bunch of horse hair directly on verso of feather. Small female doll (4 ½" H) made of rawhide base, hide and rawhide plain tall moccasin with black buttons, in green cotton dress with rawhide, hide concha belt with trailer around waist. Black cotton fabric as the hair. Legs are colored red. Hair is black thread, face painted with black. Cotton twine from tip of each tipi pole at top. Same artist as: NA.506.147, .148, .149 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.
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