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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
cotton twine 51 cotton 256 metal 3340 tape 9 polyester 12 wood 4438 pigment 539
model tipi 8
ca. 1970
H: 20 in, Diameter: 42 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
Beige cotton polyester jersey cover wrapped around peeled twigs, which are attached to a metal ring base with cotton twine at each pole base on interior. Wooden lacing pins, attached cotton cloth smoke flaps held down with cotton twine. Some brown pigment around lacing pins, and bottom edge (probably adhesive bleeding through at bottom). Eleven (11) pieces of cotton twine attached to the ends of tipi poles. Further research needed. Check pg.153 of Hau, Kola! See images in file for NA.506.153 of above mentioned image - numerous similarities exist in construction and design of tipi and dolls. Possibly made by Ben Pease, Crow artist.
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