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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
wood 4438 porcupine quills 146 stones 17 cotton twine 51 metal 3340 tanned hide 570 dye 189 rawhide 1018 pigment 539 bear claw 2 sinew 620
rattle 57
ca. 1880
L: 9 in, Diameter: 12.5 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
Rawhide, with pebbles inside, formed into round shape and also over wooden handle, sinew sewn. Handle wrapped in tanned hide and also cotton twine. Pebbles inside gourd. Piece of tanned hide looped through top with 4"L piece of rawhide attached - split in two and wrapped in dyed porcupine quills: red, green, yellow. Two (2) metal cones tied at base near rattle. Bear claw attached at bottom, two (2) holes at top of claw, one (1) at bottom.
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