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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
tanned hide 570 golden eagle feathers 54 wool cloth 199 eagle feathers 19 leather 2024 flicker feathers 5 imitation fur 3 yarn 210 rawhide 1018 pigment 539 brass bells 43 Cotton cloth 154 magpie feathers 5 paint 359 wood 4438
game 14
20th century
L: 17 in, Diameter: .375 in, Diameter: 1.25 in, L: 23 in, width: 12 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, one (1) cloth bag. Rattle wit hoop shaped rawhide head, painted orange with blue lines, yellow dots. Fringed at outer seam. Golden eagle wing and tail feathers, magpie feather, attached to head. Handle wrapped in imitation fur, blue yarn, green cloth strips, multicolored cloth strips tied at center. Brass bells on hide thong along handle. Two (2) eagle feather fluffs and one (1) magpie feather attached to handle end. Five (5) sticks have magpie feathers tied to top with sinew; other five (5) have flicker feathers tied to top with sinew. All have black thread wraps and yellow hide tie, painted yellow at bottom, upper 1/3 red. Cloth bag: orange, purple and yellow zigzag pattern.
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