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Plains Indian Museum

Tsistsistas 32 Plains 566 Cheyenne 264
tanned hide 570 cotton thread 354 glass beads 689
leggings 199
ca. 1880
L: 11 in, wide at widest point: 5.5 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
Girl's leggings, numbered as (a) and (b). Rectangular pieces of tanned hide, to wrap a girl's legs from ankle to knee, with minimal scoop on bottom hem to cover fronts and backs of moccasins. Little over ½ the piece is covered in 10 rows, with majority white seed beads, and single row of white (3 rows) and dark blue (2 rows) striped row on the bottom edge. Two segments of designs. Teal blue design of vertical stripe entire length down, with 'arms' running outward on each row. Narrower design of dark blue vertical stripe inset with dark green and the same 'arms.' No ties, pull on style. Probably tied at top with cloth or hide pieces, but only one hole on top edge. Pinked edge on upper leggings.
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