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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
tanned hide 570 cotton twine 51 Cotton cloth 154 wood 4438 metal 3340 polyester 12 tin cones 81
model tipi 8
ca. 1970
H: 20 in, Diameter: 43 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
Tea stained cotton cover wrapped around peeled twigs as poles, which are attached to a metal ring base with cotton twine at each pole. Wooden lacing pins, smoke flaps held down with cotton twine. Door is top part of commercial sock, with dark blue ribbing at top and cream, blue and red horizontal stripes. Top and bottom have wood pieces tied on, and two (2) tin cones tied to bottom lacing pin, and over the door. Tipi pole tops have cotton twine hanging from each. 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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