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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
wool cloth 199 quills 403 tanned hide 162 metal bells 5 golden eagle feather fluffs 5 dyed horse hair 63 tin cones 81 dyed porcupine quills 86 glass beads 689 felt skull cap 7 rawhide 1018 Beads 2617 silk ribbon 38 feathers 641 bells 106 cloth 876 cotton string 20 golden eagle tail feathers 6 rope 25 dyed feathers 24
Feather bonnet 50
ca. 1880
bonnet height: 19 in, circumference: 26 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
Golden eagle feather bonnet. Felt cap; eagle feathers attached with rawhide loops -- some with pigment from parfleches-- orange dyed horse hair with orange adhesive at tips; red wool wraps with black string; white feather fluffs at base of feathers. Beaded brow band appears to have been attached upside-down; white ground with inverted tipi designs in red/blue/yellow; bells, metal beads on upper edge; multi-colored bead edging. Yellow, green silk ribbons behind temples. Pink/green/yellow quilled dangles (appear newer) with tin cones, red feathers attached to brow band. Top of cap covered with dyed orange feathers (appear recent); plume has orange fluff and newer orange feathers glued on. Rope sewn to outside of cap for support.
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