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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Lakota 107
cotton thread 354 dyed porcupine quills 86 glass beads 689 tanned hide 570 tin cones 81 dyed feather fluffs 31
pipe bag 105
bag length: 25 in, wide at widest point: 8.5 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
One piece of tanned hide, folded and sewn with one seam into tube that is slightly wider at bottom. Opening is added to top, and is gathers with a hide string for closing; edged in white seed beads. Upper portion is not embellished, but has three (3) rawhide, quill wrapped strands attached, red quills with maroon feather fluffs inserted into tin cones at two places. Opposite side has feather fluffs and tin cones sewn directly onto hide. Mid-section is quill embroidered in green, cream outlined box and five (5) stars and four (4) flowers with four small square crosses - all in red and cream quills with green stems on flowers. Opposite side has red quill outline box with one (1) large five-point star in cream, green red with cream center; six (6) floral designs in red and cream on perimeter of box and six (6) floral or leave designs projecting from the star. Bottom section of quill wrapped rawhide slats in majority red with two (2) elongated boxes of green outline with cream centers. Each slat is separated by two translucent green seed beads on bottom edge, with long fringe interspersed with maroon feather fluffs inserted in tin cones.
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