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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Apsáalooke 51 Crow 493 Montana 236
glass beads 689 cotton thread 354 wood 4438 sinew 620 silk ribbon 38 rawhide 1018 wool cloth 199 brass bells 43 Cotton cloth 154
stirrups 29
ca. 1870
H: 11.5 in, width: 7.25 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
Matched pair of stirrups with wooden base, sides and arch covered with rawhide, wetted and formed to fit then sewn on with sinew. Outer decorative side has light blue seed beads sewn into the rawhide outlining shape of side and center division; sinew cut out of two sides with red wool inserted. Decorative flap added. First portion is tanned hide sewn with heavy sinew to base, then fully beaded with white seed beads on perimeter with nine (9) vertical rows of beads in varying widths: rose/pink, bright blue, translucent red, turquoise blue, dirty yellow - repeat reverse of colors on other side. Lower flap is red wool cloth, backed with plain cotton cloth, edged and finished in dark blue silk trim. Brass bells on lower edge of flap.
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