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Plains Indian Museum

Cheyenne 264 Northern Plains 1866 Tsistsistas 32
Horse Hair 108 cotton thread 354 dye 189 porcupine quills 146 sinew 620 feather fluffs 49 metal cones 39 tanned hide 570 glass beads 689
storage bag 111
ca. 1890
L: 14.25 in, width: 23.25 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
Tanned hide, envelope shape with 19 bands of quillwork, with 3 sections of 3 rows, and 2 sections of 5 single rows. All are one-quill, diagonally sewn with majority red dyed porcupine quills, with green and yellow lines and boxes, interspersed with six vertical rows of red feather fluffs. Four leather strips on the bag ties at top, wrapped in quills with two metal cones w/ dyed horse hair inserts on tips. Top flap and two side edges beaded in glass seed beads, sinew stitched in dark blue, white, green, yellow, and medium red in boxes and bars; metal cones with red dyed horse hair inserts hang from beaded areas. Six leather ties on top front. Two long ties on either side on bottom. Verso is plain.
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