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Plains Indian Museum

Cheyenne 264 Northern Plains 1866 Tsistsistas 32
metal cones 39 cotton thread 354 sinew 620 tanned hide 570 glass beads 689 Horse Hair 108
leggings 199
ca. 1880
L: 21 in, width: 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
Pair of leggings numbered as (a) and (b). One large piece of tanned hide, rounded and pinked on one edge, pinked on one side. Folded over ¾ to expose the pinked edge, then folded to a rectangle for legging from ankle to knee or perhaps higher. Repurposed beaded strip added to outer edge of leggings: 3 ½" W and 20 ½" L. Strip is outlined in widely spaced white pony beads. Beaded segments are alternating 4 vertical line reps of seed beads of red and white, short segment of rose and green, longer segment of shiny dark green and yellow and repeat rose/green and red/white. Pink and green separated by 2 thin rows of black. Metal cones with horse hair at black lines. Strips are attached with dark cotton thread, and rather poorly. Strips hang down past unfinished bottom approx. 1 ½" for decorative look. No holes or leather strips to attach or make leggings tubular for wearing.(?).
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