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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Shoshone 24 Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
horns 23 Horse Hair 108 seed 1420 Beads 2617 rabbit 14 yarn 210 eagle 171 yellow dyed 4 feathers 641 ermine 119 fur 151 Red 1061 overlay 64 wool 622 buffalo 115 purple 167 Tradecloth 225
Names
War bonnet 36
Subjects
geometric 807
Date:
ca. 1915
Dimensions:
band length: 11.5 in, band width: 2 in, bonnet width: 12 in
Credit Line:
Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin
Remarks:
Dress and Adornment - Status Symbols and Insignia of Office. War bonnet - 86 feathers with rabbit fur puffs and dyed yellow horse hair on end of each feather, bottom of feathers wrapped with red yarn. Overlay beaded band in geometric design on front, red wool and purple cloth trailer split partially up back. Split buffalo horns on skull cap dyed blue with feathers and ermine strip tassles.
Accession Number:
NA.205.3

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