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Plains Indian Museum

felt 201 eagle 171 silk 96 yarn 210 cotton 256 Beads 2617 horsehair 91 leather 2024 flannel 17 rawhide 1018 seed 1420 cloth 876 muslin 89 breath 10 Ribbons 76 White 769 Red 1061 orange dyed feathers 641 brown 254 lazy stitch 368 red/white hearts 133
Feather bonnet 50
triangles 289 stepped 14 pink 7 diamonds 119 stripes 197 Red 44
Open Front to Back Length: 23 in, Open Width: 24.25 in, side trailer length: 17.25 in, back trailer length: 21.75 in
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Gift of Pauline Hills and Thelma Crandall
Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. War bonnet - made on a brown felt hat crown with inner leather sweat band still attached, partial makers stamp on left side; 32 eagle feathers, 7 with orange-dyed horsehair at tips, breath feathers-some blue-dyed at bases, bases of feathers have rawhide loops attached by an overwrapping of muslin wrapped with red yarn, feathers are connected to each other with a leather thong through the shaft about 1/4 of the way from the bottom; beaded front band on a leather strip, lazy-stitch beaded with 4 stepped triangles in royal blue, red/white hearts, light blue, clear red-orange and clear dark green on white ground, all seed beads; ends of band trimmed with trailing red, yellow and green silk ribbons, back trailer of 2 red silk ribbons and a purple silk ribbon covered strip of white flannel; bottom edge of hat is bound all around with cotton cloth with pink stripes and red diamonds on white ground; red leather thong ties on each side.
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