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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Blackfeet 183
pigment 539 wood 4438 tanned hide 570 rawhide 1018 metal 3340
drum 19
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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
Large ceremonial drum with painted designs on top, underside and sides. Interior of drum wood wrapped in rawhide with hide fringe around sides, secured with small metal nails. Top surface painted in design of circle split into blue and red halves, yellow center stripe with red dots, all outlined in blue. Paint extends into fringe. Underside design four quadrants, two yellow, one blue, one red. Center is circle, half red, half blue with center yellow stripe. Sides painted with pictographic images of three figures with headdresses and staffs, figure on horse, figure next to painted lodge, buffalo, horses, yellow fish, bear. Below images are stripes of red and blue paint and red dots around circumference.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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