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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Nez Perce 138 Chief Joseph
Descriptions
golden eagle feathers 54 Horse Hair 108 rawhide 1018 dye 189 pigment 539 tanned hide 570 flicker feathers 5 ermine hide 11 hawk feathers 10 ermine 119
Names
Feather bonnet 50
Date:
ca. 1877
Dimensions:
H: 13 in, H: 27 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:
Bonnet attributed to Chief Joseph. Golden eagle feathers with white fur, yellow horse hair at tips. Secondary layer smaller body feathers over longer eagle feathers. Red feathers around brow band look more recent. Crown of cap is hide, painted with green stripes, flicker feathers, eagle fluffs attached. Whole ermines and strips, hawk feathers at temples. Brow band covered in ermine
Accession Number:
NA.203.1547

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