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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
sinew 620 tanned bison hide 29 cotton thread 354
tipi 14
ca. 1860
L: 413 in, width: 318 in
Credit Line:
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
Bison hide tipi with 4 self-fringed hide ornaments on the interior; 3 repairs with bison hide hair-on exterior, and at least two with red hair-on cattle hide; 8 holes and tears on perimeter in surface at least 4" dia. 3 bison tails attached to exterior for decoration - one not vacuumed because it is covered with mud. Maybe 7 full animals - smaller. Clean - several new repairs; done with white cotton thread. Several nicely done old repairs with tanned hide in sinew. Photographs from Cody Enterprise attached - 02/08/2012 edition.
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