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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Arikara 20 Mandan 38 Missouri River Region 2
Descriptions
ochre 31 wool cloth 199 golden eagle tail feathers 6 tanned hide 162 magpie feathers 5 ermine hide 11 owl feathers 12 dyed feathers 24 ermine hair 2 horse hair 14 golden eagle feathers 54 horn 111 paint 359
Names
trailer 39 headdress 61
Date:
ca. 1870
Dimensions:
H: 25 in, circumference: 24 in
Credit Line:
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
Remarks:
Feather bonnet with carved, split horns. Cap is tanned hide with rawhide strap across crown; covered in smaller eagle body feathers. Horns carved into flattened shape, attached to cap, painted on underside with red pigment/paint. Orange fluffs attached to brow band area (recent addition, not original). Proper right temple has tied bunch of eagle body feathers, magpie and owl feathers, two tail feathers, ermines; proper left temple has eagle tail and body feathers, owl feathers, ermines. Red wool trailer 54” in length, eagle feathers secured with rawhide loops to hide tie; white horse hair attached to tips. Inscription in ink inside cap: “Arikara/Mandan/KOL B-43”
Accession Number:
NA.203.1658

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