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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 99
ermine 119 felt 201 dyed feathers 24 tanned hide 162 kestrel feathers wool cloth 199 rabbit hide 4 rabbit fur 12 dyed horse hair 63 plastic 455 immature bald eagle feathers 2 immature bald eagle tail feathers felt skull cap 7 canvas 234 glass beads 689
Feather bonnet 50
ca. 1930
bonnet height: 17 in, overall height: 24 in, circumference: 30 in
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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
Bald eagle feather bonnet. Tan felt cap; feathers attached with plastic loops; blue and white string wraps, small white feather and red fluff at each base. Three (3) white rabbit fur patches, red feather fluff, orange dyed horse hair on each feather. Beaded brow band on canvas backing, appears new. Yellow ground, black and blue arrow designs, red triangles, trimmed with blue/black bands. Beaded rosettes at temples: proper left side pink/black tube beads, green/red/turquoise faceted beads; proper right side appears new, red and black sunburst pattern on white ground. Full ermines attached to cap behind each rosette. Top of cap has bald eagle body feathers (dyed and un-dyed) and kestrel feathers attached with hide thong.
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