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Plains Indian Museum

Sioux 990 Northern Plains 1866
porcupine quills 146 feather fluffs 49 metal cones 39 tanned hide 570 ribbon 206 metal 3340 cotton thread 354 glass beads 689
headstall 11
L: 25 in, width: 13.5 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
Four thin pieces of tanned hide, fully beaded, and stitched together to make a bridle. Iron bit is tied on with hide strips at bottom. 1 1/8" W long strip goes around ears and ties at bottom for bit. Two (2) 18"L x ¾"W strips are tied to browband/ear strap off either side of head. Two (2) round beaded tanned hide disks (2 ½" dia.) are at the connecting point of the two main points. Red ribbon and hide strip wrapped in dyed porcupine quills and finished with tin cones and red feather fluffs. Browband is 1 7/8"W with tin cones attached all along the bottom with red feather fluffs inserted. Red ribbon attached in the middle of browband with two (2) quill wrapped strips, finished with tin cones sewn into center of ribbon. No throatlash or noseband. Seed beads in majority white background with various geometric designs overall in dark blue, med. green, white heart red, and yellow. All edges are beaded in single line in the same colors for long segments of one color. Disks are same colors.
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