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Plains Indian Museum

Blackfeet 183 Northern Plains 1866
human hair 30 cotton thread 354 tanned hide 570 sinew 620 glass beads 689
leggings 199
ca. 1890
wide at widest point: 11.5 in, width: 5.5 in, L: 29 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
Tanned hide folded into tube, cut straight across top with slight taper towards the bottom with large, self-fringed (1 ½" W x up to 4 in. L) pieces with rough edges on the minimal flap. Sides are bound with small pieces of leather thong. (19) hair bundles (Anglo) added to fringe side with sinew wrap and attached to thong. Short looped fringe added to finished cuff. 11 stripes of alternating and widely spaced plain sky blue or white seed beads on recto. 3 on lower leg 5 ¼" L x ¾" W; upper 8 are 2" L x ½" W. Tie at top is added on. Plain verso.
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