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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
golden eagle feather fluffs 5 rawhide 1018 leather 2024 golden eagle feathers 54 feathers 641 golden eagle tail feathers 6 Beads 2617 dyed feathers 24 hawk feathers 10 felt skull cap 7 cotton string 20 tanned hide 162 wool cloth 199 glass beads 689 owl feathers 12
headdress 61 Feather bonnet 50
ca. 1890
circumference: 28 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
Golden eagle feather bonnet. Composite piece. Felt cap; eagle and dyed turkey feathers attached with rawhide loops; green wool and corduroy (recent addition) wraps secured with cotton string; white and bright green feather fluffs (recent addition) at base of feathers. Beaded brow band, recent 20th century addition; white ground with multi-colored tipi designs; red edging. Owl and hawk (?) feathers attached near temples with string. Smaller white eagle feathers attached on top of cap; long plume with feathers stripped off, blue fluff tied with string, attached to top of cap.
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