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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
fringe 575 dew claws 97 rawhide 1018 yarn 210 leather 2024 seed 1420 paint 359 yellow 526 corn 60 wrapped 151 buffalo 115 brown 254 husks 62 black 554 Red 1061 blue 690 Beads 2617
Names
shield and cover
Subjects
upside down horseshoe circles 32
Date:
ca. 1940
Dimensions:
Diameter: 20 in
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation: Ritual, Curing and Cult Objects. Rawhide shield (buffalo) covered with leather, single strap on back for hanging; two brown painted circles on front to each side around beaded rosettes of black, red and blue on yellow ground, trimmed with corn husks wrapped leather fringe with dew claws and yellow yarn(?); the center is a brown painted upside down horseshoe design; at the top center is a typical Medicine bundle, bead decoration in brown, black and blue, leather fringe trimmed with trade beads; probably never used in cultural context, most likely 'artifake'.
Accession Number:
NA.502.65

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