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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
cotton thread 354 pericardium 8 Cotton cloth 154 wool cloth 199 rawhide 1018 brass bells 43 horsehair 91 eagle feathers 19 feather fluffs 49 dye porcupine quills 146 tanned hide 570 wood 4438 adhesive 13
trailer 39
early to mid 20th century
L: 57 in, width: 7.5 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
Trailer for bonnet, red wool cloth on recto, plain cotton cloth on verso, machine sewn together. 29 eagle feathers, strung through the fabric pieces, bases wrapped in red wool and pericardium. Each feather has a backing of rawhide strip, wrapped in dyed quills, placed into the wool base with feather fluffs, topped with white horse hair bunches adhered with fabric glue tabs. One large, pieced together, red feather fluff "feather" on the top end. 7 brass bells on the bottom end. Verso has 3 wooden sticks attached to stabilize the trailer.
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