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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Hidatsa 19 Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
eagle feathers 19 sinew 620 deer hide 193 pigment 539 tanned 631
Names
shield cover 11
Subjects
Animal 735 bear 77
Date:
ca. 1865
Dimensions:
Diameter: 18.75 in
Credit Line:
Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin
Remarks:
Utensils and implements - Fighting (could also be used for ritual ceremonies). Shield cover - tanned with lower half painted black with green animal figure painted in center front. Eight eagle feathers attached to bottom edge with stems wrapped with sinew.
Publication:
Book: Giving Voice to Bear: North American Indian Myths, Rituals, and Images of the Bear by David Rockwell; Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Lanham, MD; 2003; cover illustration
Accession Number:
NA.108.17

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