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Plains Indian Museum

Missouri River Region 2 Arikara 20
cloth tape 3 satin ribbon 25 glass beads 689 silk ribbon 38 Horse Hair 108 rabbit hide 4 felt skull cap 7 golden eagle feathers 54 wool cloth 199 ermine hide 11 ermine fur 6 tanned hide 162 rabbit fur 12 dyed feathers 24
Feather bonnet 50
ca. 1975
bonnet height: 18 in, circumference: 24 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
Contemporary golden eagle feather bonnet. Tan felt cap; feathers attached with rawhide loops; red wool wraps with bands of tan cloth tape. White rabbit fur (?) patches, magenta feather fluffs at feather tips. Smaller body feathers at top of cap; long feather plume at center with turquoise and plain fluffs; feather drop tied with hide thong at back of bonnet, turquoise and plain fluffs at tip. Beaded brow band, white ground with red/green center and blue/red green center crosses; green/red edging. Beaded rosettes at temples, red/green/blue bands on white ground, green/red edging; purple ribbons at center. Green, orange, yellow, lavender silk and satin ribbons, and ermine strips attached behind rosettes. Inscription in ink inside cap: “Arikara by Frank Heort.”
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