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Plains Indian Museum

Southern Plains 72
cotton cloth 39 cotton twine 51 dyed horse hair 63 rawhide 1018 wool cloth 199 glass beads 689 ermine 119 metal 3340 golden eagle tail feathers 6 canvas 234
headdress 61
ca. 1920
L: 16 in, cap diameter: 24 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
Swept back style bonnet, canvas skull cap inside lined with pieced checkered cotton cloth with red edging; outside is covered khaki colored cloth with red and beige geometric abstract pattern, and red edging on bottom edge. Two (2) ties on either side of brow band; made from cotton twine. Three (3) ermine tubes attached to one side of brow band; six (6) on other side, all wrapped in red wool cloth and cotton thread. Some have ribbon fragments tied on at bottom (pink or dark blue)1 ½”W x 11 ½” L brow band is tanned hide with majority white seed beads, nine (9) metal studs on lower edge, four (4) tomato red dragon flies intermixed with dark blue buildings with red interior door. Bottom edge is intermixed light blue and translucent purple; red and dark blue intermixed on upper edge. Bonnet had numerous golden eagle tail feathers, and fluffs. All quills have bent rawhide strip as base through cap, then majority have red wool wrapped around base with cotton twine tied around. Nine of the front plumes have base also wrapped in bead tubes of majority white with three yellow and blue chevron stripes in peyote stitch. Commercial metal piece with hollow center for a twirling guard feather on top of crown. Small feather remnants also attached to top and back of cap.
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