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This feather bonnet and trailer was made in 1930-1949 in the northern plains

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
silk ribbon 38 golden eagle feathers 54 satin ribbon 25 glass beads 689 ribbon 206 golden eagle feather fluffs 5 felt skull cap 7 cotton cloth 39 wool cloth 199 tanned hide 162 Beads 2617
Names
feather bonnet and trailer 4
Date:
1930-1949
Dimensions:
bonnet height: 18 in, circumference: 23 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
Remarks:
Golden eagle feather bonnet with trailer. Bonnet made from black felt cap; feathers attached with rawhide loops; red/orange wool, silk and cotton cloth wraps. Copper colored horsehair tufts at feather tips. Beaded brow band, light blue ground with red/white and yellow/blue tipi designs, green edging. Red, yellow, white ribbons at temples. 63” trailer with tail feathers attached to red cotton cloth trailer, yellow trim edge and backing; machine stitched. Trailer attaches to bonnet with hide ties. Eagle feather fluffs attached to sides of trailer with hide ties. Copper, white horse hair tufts at tail feather tips.
Accession Number:
NA.203.1433

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