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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Plains 566 Arapaho 103
Descriptions
hide 1074 eagle 171 clay pigment deer 681 bells 106 Beads 2617 feathers 641 quills 403
Names
pipe bag 105
Subjects
turtle 17 triangle 152 plant 2 circle 44 cross 120 crescent 17 bird 80 arrows 22 pipe 25 human 16
Date:
ca.1900
Dimensions:
L: 36 in, width: 9.5 in
Credit Line:
Chandler-Pohrt Collection, Gift of Mr. William D. Weiss
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation, Smoking and Narcotics. Ghost Dance tobacco bag made of deer hide, beads (red, blue, green light blue and white), quills (yellow), bells, feather and feather shafts on fringe and clay pigments (yellow and red). Fringes on bottom of bag have red paint on the ends. Bells are on fringes. White beaded background, green trim on top and red trim on bottom, with beaded figures: blue human with red plant figure, red bird, red plant, red cross, green turtle with red line down back. Perpendicular strips are white, red and green with dark blue arrows pointing downward. Verso has red figure with blue stemmed pipe, green birds, light blue triangles on top of red trim. On bag there is a red arrow pointing downward toward a circle, and it has blue feathers. Four flaps hanging from top of bag have dark blue and light blue arrows pointing downward. Beaded red trim on top of bag, yellow quilled crescent, also blue bird above crescent.
Accession Number:
NA.504.305

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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