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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Sioux 990 South Dakota 248
Descriptions
muslin 89 eagle 171 feather 171 pigment 539 owl 27 thread 225 hand sewn 13 feathers 641 breath 10
Names
Ghost Dance shirt 2
Date:
ca. 1890
Dimensions:
L: 35.5 in, sleeve to sleeve: 67 in, body width: 27.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of The New Hampshire Historical Society
Remarks:
Dress and Adornment - Religious Attire. Ghost dance shirt - muslin shirt, long sleeved, hand-sewn with black thread, self-fringed at side and underarms seams, shoulder seams, hem, sleeve ends and neck edge, muslin fringe V sewn at front and back, gathered at sleeve ends and neck with fringed slit at back neck. Shirt is colored with red ochre (possibly) in bands at sleeve ends and elbows, alonge fringes and inside front and back V's, front V has an uncolored horizontal crescent moon in lower point. Front and back V points have a single eagle feather and a bunch of blue and yellow dyed breath feathers tied to cloth and a green dyed twisted thong. Tied at top of each shoulder with a twisted green dyed thong is a single eagle spike feather. Tied at underarm seam at the elbow is a bundle of green dyed thongs with small brown feathers and split owl feathers, sinew wrapped to ends of thongs. Tied at underarm seam at each sleeve end with a green dyed twisted thong is a single eagle spike feather sinew wrapped to thong ends.
Accession Number:
NA.204.2

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