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Plains Indian Museum

So-soreh 4 Shoshone 24 Northern Plains 99
wool cloth 199 horns 23 quills 403 tanned hide 570 glass beads 689 hair 424 pigment 539 feathers 641 ermine 119 brass beads 27
feather bonnet and trailer 4
ca. 1880
L: 64 in, width: 20 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
Bonnet (a) and trailer (b). Swept-back feather bonnet with red wool trailer. Skull cap of tanned hide has 24 golden eagle feathers wrapped in red wool with feather fluff inserts and with ermine fur and hair dyed yellow at tips. Cluster of feathers (rooster and others) and commander feather shaft attached to crown of cap with feather fluff at tip. Orange dyed quill work on cap. Red and white strips of bead work on either side of cap near forehead. Strand of beads connects cap to horns on either side. Horn tips decorated with purple dyed hair and yellow and brick red beads. Horns are carved with a semi-circular shape painted orange near base painted green and yellow. Wool blanket section comprises trailer sewn on with hide and has 28 golden eagle feathers also sewn on with hide and wrapped in red wool flanked on either side by row of 5 feathers. Brow band decorated with green, red, yellow, light blue and navy blue glass beads in square and rectangular geometric pattern. Row of 33 brass beads at top of beadwork. Three ermine tied on with tanned hide string hanging from either side of browband.
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