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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866 Lakota 107
Descriptions
cotton thread 354 tanned domestic cow hide ink 259 pigments 40
Names
painted hide 7
Date:
ca. 1900
Dimensions:
L: 71 in, width: 81 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
Remarks:
: 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.
Accession Number:
NA.702.41

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