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War Shirt

Object Number:62-16-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hidatsa (uncertain)
Provenience: Wyoming
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Date Made: ca.1900
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1910
Length: 70 cm
Width: 150 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. T. F. D. Wainwright, 1962


Thin, poorly tanned deer or antelope skin with heavier quilled leather band extending over each shoulder and down back and front; quilled band entire lenght of each sleeve; quilled flap front and back at neck; diamond dyes used on quills, yellow predominating with design of 3-pointed purple bands with red, green, and purple stripes at ends; floral motif at wrist; quill plaiting technique producing double-diamond effect; lond strips of winter weasel and fringe attached to tone edge of each quilled band; short cut fringe at shirt bottom; sides unsewn.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Preucel, Robert W., and Wierzbowski, William S., and Williams, Lucy F. 2005. Native American Voices on Identity, Art and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 62-63View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 22View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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