War Bonnet


From: Dakotas

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 45-15-522
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sioux (uncertain) | Cheyenne (uncertain)
Provenience Dakotas
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Felt | Fiber | Glass | Buckskin | Eagle Feather | Horsehair | Fur
Technique Beaded

Felt cap, beaded buckskin brow-band. Tipi design dark and light blue on white ground. 22 eagle feathers wrapped with red stroud at base, many tipped with yellow horsehair. Crown decorated with short red, green feathers and one long naked quill. 17 pendent strips of yellowish fur, possibly badger.

Length 37 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. Owen Stephens, 1945

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