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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
metal 3340 wood 4438 sinew 620 tanned hide 570 pigments 40 rhinestones 5 Horse Hair 108 down 19
religious objects
Native American Church
ca. 1960s
L: 6.5 in, diameter of handle: 3 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
Awl-like object with carved wooden base, w/ 1"L metal point from bottom. Two layers (2 ¾" total L) of horse hair plumes from top; shorter black at base is 1"L, longer white is 1 ¾"L. Four (4) down feathers also attached to top on short leather strings, wrapped in sinew. The wooden handle is hand carved with four (4) tipis intersecting between four (4) red diamonds, above is painted blue sky with two hands shaking, mountains and the sun immediately above a tipi. Opposite in the sky is a projecting star with a rhinestone center.
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