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Plains Indian Museum

Plains 566
cotton twine 51 rawhide 1018 rabbit fur 12 dyed feather fluffs 31 immature golden eagle feathers 4 pigment 539 cotton thread 354 ermine 119 tanned hide 162
trailer 39
L: 13 in, wide at widest point: 9.5 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
twelve (12) older immature golden eagle feathers, quill end looped with rawhide piece, then whole thing wrapped with thin dark brown strip of tanned hide. Four (4) of which have green feather fluffs inserted at base, one (1) with red colored feather. Feathers are strung on heavy cotton twine that is strung loosely though a piece of self- fringed tanned hide. On the end, an additional piece of hide (9”L) is attached with fine leather strip, small holes are punched though on both ends to attached. On the hide trailer, a line along the center where feathers attached - three (3) rows wide in yellow, burnt umber, yellow. Also a six-sided geometric design painted in burnt umber on additional piece with triangles painted in center (2 are yellow). Six (6) older ermine tubes are attached to trailer intermittently on both sides of the recto trailer. Feathers and ermine are repurposed. Hide ties for attachment. Rabbit fur attached to some ends of feathers with thread.
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