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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
feathers 641 bone 151 paint 359 pigment 539 brass bells 43 yarn 210 tanned hide 570 eagle 171 magpie feathers 5 wood 4438 parrot feathers wool cloth 199 imitation fur 3 leather 2024
game 14
20th century
L: 16.25 in, Diameter: .375 in, Diameter: 1.25 in, L: 3 in, width: .5 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
Hand game rattle, ten (10) game sticks, two (2) game pieces. Rattle has hoop shaped head of tanned hide, painted yellow with blue lines, red dots. Fringed at outer seam. Golden eagle feather, two (2) magpie feathers attached to head. Handle wrapped in imitation black fur, blue yarn, green cloth strips. String of brass bells attached. Two (2) eagle feather fluffs and one (1) magpie feather attached to end of handle. Five (5) sticks painted red at bottom, yellow on upper. Five (5) sticks yellow on bottom, red on upper ¼. All have green thread wrap, parrot and other feathers tied at top with hide thong. Game pieces would be hidden in hand for guessing. Roughly carved from section of bone with stripe of red ochre down center.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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