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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
feathers 641 hawk feathers 10 felt skull cap 7 golden eagle feather fluffs 5 porcupine quills 146 metal 3340 quills 403 golden eagle tail feathers 6 metal stud brass bells 43 Beads 2617 dyed feathers 24 feather 171 dyed porcupine quills 86 leather 2024 wool cloth 199 tanned hide 162 cotton string 20 commercially tanned leather 19
Feather bonnet 50
ca. 1900
bonnet height: 15 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 with hawk feathers. Brown felt cap; feathers attached with rawhide and parfleche loops; red and green wool wraps with brass bells at top, white and pink feather fluffs at tips. No brow band; Dark leather trim with silver metal studs around circumference. Quill covered circle with four directions cross inside, four pink quill accents at temples. Hawk feathers with quills wrapped in green thread tied below temples. Smaller golden eagle body feathers tied to top of cap with cotton string. Cap, feathers look original with contemporary additions of leather edging and hawk feathers.
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