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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
brown 254 feathers 641 fur 151 Beads 2617 wool 622 Tradecloth 225 orange-dyed 3 breath 10 eagle 171 orange/white hearts 2 felt 201 horsehair 91 rawhide 1018 White 769 gauze 3 lazy stitch 368 rolled 5 leather 2024 string 175 Red 1061 seed 1420
Feather bonnet 50
triangles 289
Open Front to Back Length: 22.5 in, Open Width: 25 in
Credit Line:
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; 36 eagle feathers with red-dyed breath feathers at tips and about 4" down face of feather, also some orange-dyed horse hair at tips, breath feathers and rawhide loops attached to bases of feathers with wrappings of red wool trade cloth, feathers attached to hat with white string and rolled gauze, feathers are connected to each other with a leather thong through the shaft of each feather about 1/4 of the way from the bottom; beaded front band on leather strip, lazy-stitch beaded with 3 banded triangles in clear, black, orange/white hearts, green and clear yellow with black borders interspersed with sets of 4 small clear with black bordered boxes, all on pink ground with royal blue edge beading, all in seed beads; crown of hat is decorated with remnants of split eagle feathers; remnants of white fur at ends of beaded strip.
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