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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Blackfeet 183
ermine 119 tanned hide 570 wool cloth 199 owl feathers 12 Cotton cloth 154 magpie wing feathers horn 111 Horse Hair 108 magpie tail feathers bison hair 8 cotton thread 354 dyed porcupine quills 86 glass beads 689
headdress 61
ca. 1890
L: 11.25 in, width: 1.75 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
Beaded cloth headband, with two horns attached to either side, and two bundles of magpie white tail feathers, and split owl feathers attached over ears. The split horns are wrapped in dyed and plain porcupine quills in wide stripes, and the tips have plain horse hair with small ermine strips, single small red dyed feather fluff. The edges of the headband have full and split black iridescent magpie wing feathers. Hanging from the middle of the headband is 27" long triple braid of bison hair wrapped at top and bottom with small strip of red wool and small strips of ermine hide. The headband is beaded in majority light blue with four (4) dusty rose tipis with narrow green doors, dark blue stepped outline. Also has three (3) green square crosses with red translucent centers. Entire headband is trimmed in small, bright red glass tubes beads. Bottom of headband is finished in purple cloth. Thin hide strip is ties under chin.
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