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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
tanned hide 570 eagle feathers 19 grizzly bear claws 5 brass buttons 12 pigment 539 otter hide 13 glass beads 689 wood 4438 hawk feathers 10 dyed horse hair 63 ermine 119 brass beads 27 silk ribbon 38 wool cloth 199 otter fur 11 Bullock's Oriole porcupine quills 146
necklace 239 trailer 39
ca. 1860
L: 16.5 in, width: 11 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
Bear claw necklace with otter and trailer. Base of necklace made from body of otter and grizzly bear claws. Some claws appear to be wood, may have been added or substituted. Red pigment underside of claws. Brass beads between each claw; white pony beads at base between claws, proper right half; blue pony beads at base between claws, proper left half. Brass buttons on otter's eyes. Otter tail and hind legs, paws, attached on one side of double red trade cloth trailer. Blue beaded ball with ermine strips, red silk ribbons, eagle fluffs, body of yellow and black bird (possibly Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii), hawk feathers, and green horse hair with quill wraps attached to otter's neck.
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