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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866 Cheyenne 264
Descriptions
Horse Hair 108 glass beads 689 Cotton cloth 154 golden eagle feathers 54 ermine hide 11 adhesive 13 tanned hide 570 wool cloth 199 sinew 620 cotton thread 354
Names
trailer 39 Feather bonnet 50
Date:
1860-1890
Dimensions:
H: 17 in, Diameter: 24 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
Remarks:
Swept-back bonnet, single straight line trail; skull cap of cotton muslin, wool exterior, edged in muslin cloth and circled with 22 golden eagle primary and secondary feathers. Quills attached to cap by looping rawhide around tip, wrapped with red wool and tied with thin hide strip and looped through with stitches with wool on skull cap. Each feather tip has bundle of black horsehair attached with thick white adhesive to tip of feather. Beaded strip on browband is 1 ¼" W x 9"L, tanned hide backing, majority white with four (4) dark blue tipis with red doors. Either side of browband is wrapped strips of ermine skin (1 on LFP and 3 on RFP, 1 broken off) also some self-fringed strips of ermine; only remnants of both remain. Trailer is 7"W, double layer of red wool, edged with muslin cloth. 39 eagle feathers attached in single line down center, looped through trailer with thin hide strip or spacer. Four (4) single, small feathers attached with hide strip and wrapped in sinew, on the outer sides of the trailer. All feathers and hide strips are silver grey in color, due to heavy smoke damage.
Accession Number:
NA.203.1614

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