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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866 Blackfeet 183
feather fluffs 49 wool cloth 199 dyed horse hair 63 ermine hide 11 wood 4438 bison horn 12 tanned hide 570 cotton thread 354 dyed bird feathers 2 golden eagle feathers 54 great horned owl feathers 4 silk ribbon 38 porcupine quills 146 cotton string 20
horn bonnet 3 trailer 39
mid 19th century - mid 20th century
L: 71 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
Leather cap completely covered with split ermine hides, split bison horn tipped with horse hair, full ermine tubes hanging from either side of head along with groupings of dyed and natural bird feathers, and yellow & red ribbon streamers. Quill wrapped commander feather from back of cap leading to the red wool cloth and leather full trailer of 28 cloth wrapped eagle feathers tipped in burgundy dyed horse hair and tipped with ermine fluff on both sides of feather. Wood stick tied in approx. half way down the trailer. Restoration evident with dyed horse hair, wool cloth on trailer, wrapping of feathers and ermine tips.
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