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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
eagle 171 felt 201 fur 151 string 175 breath 10 leather 2024 muslin 89 Satin 101 sinew 620 Beads 2617 wool 622 feathers 641 lazy stitch 368
headdress with trailer
triangles 289 stepped 14
ca. 1910
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A gift of Romie M. Nunn, Wyoming Pioneer, 1903-1988
Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. Headdress with trailer - brown felt hat crown covered on the outside with white muslin; 28 eagle feathers with red wool wrapped bottoms and clipped tops with yellow and gray hair attached are tied around crown and to each other with leather thong ties; leather band stitched to front has lost most of its beadwork-what is left is 1-1/2 stepped triangles in clear cut green, clear cut red, light blue and clear cut pink on a white ground, all lazy stitch beaded with sinew; attached at both sides are strips of gray-white fur and faded aqua satin ribbons; added trailer of lightweight yellow muslin over navy wool (?) has 35 eagle feathers with pink and gray fluffs in red wool wrapped bottoms and yellow-gray hair glued at tips attached to trailer and to each other with white string; crown of hat is decorated with breath feathers with the bottoms dyed yellow.
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