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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Lakota 107
cotton thread 354 tanned domestic cow hide ink 259 pigments 40
painted hide 7
ca. 1900
L: 71 in, width: 81 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
: Tanned cow hide, fur on, 16 scenes with horses and human figures. All figures in side profile view; 1 female figure in front view. All scenes have painted horses with male rider, possibly Lakota and probably same person, with male and female figures next to horse/rider in each scene. The standing males appear to be Crow. Males both have weapons in each scene: bows, sabres, guns. In 8 different scenes the rider carries four (4) hooped sticks with feathers; four (4) coup sticks. Each horse is 14 ½" diameter. Three (3) of the scenes have same full length feather bonnet; (1) is full feather bonnet with buffalo horns. Three (3) scenes have swept back bonnet - possibly same one. Remainder are male (possibly/probably same male) with 1 or 2 eagle feathers in hair. Four (4) scenes with females; one of these has two (2) female figures. The horses in 16 scenes: Two (2) orange/yellow horses; (5) red horses; two (2) black horses; two (2) blue; one (1) majority blue with gray underbelly; two (2) white with blue patches in same areas; one (1) beige with orange patches; one (1) beige with yellow patches.
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