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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
globular 14 Tradecloth 225 brown 254 Beads 2617 glass 581 animal hide 30
Names
necklace 239
Date:
ca. 1890
Dimensions:
L: 38.25 in, width: 4.375 in
Remarks:
Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment. Object: Woman's necklace - blue, black and white glass globular beads with rawhide dividers, brown cloth tassles at bottom. Card was attached to necklace with the following information: "Indian Princess' Banner Beads are from Persia. Used as weapon of defense. A lash worn as a banner around the neck of the Chief's daughter. When used as a lash it leaves an indelible mark. The beads are strung in numbers of five, or five and ten; that shows the Christian influence because it should not be made in five or ten, neither four nor six."
Accession Number:
NA.203.42

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