University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Mandan War Shirt [Object of the Day #34]


By: Alyssa Kaminski

This early 19th century war shirt was made by the Mandan people of North Dakota. The shirt is made up of a variety of animals including deer, porcupine, horse and human. The bulk of the shirt comes from buckskin that is then decorated with leather fringe, beading, porcupine quills, horse and human hair. While this […]

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