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The Story Behind the Painted Buffalo Robes

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By: Bill Wierzbowski

One hundred years ago this year (when the Penn Museum was just celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding) a letter arrived on the desk of then Director, George Byron Gordon.  The post was from James H. McGlaughlin, who ran a trading post on Standing Rock Reservation, in North Dakota.  In it, McGlaughlin replied to […]

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