War Bonnet


From: United States of America | South Dakota

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 42-3-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Teton
Provenience United States of America | South Dakota
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Date Made ca. 1876 CE
Section American
Materials Buckskin | Stroud | Feather | Hair | Bead | Metal | Fiber

Long tailed war-bonnet of tanned buckskin and red stroud. Eagle feathers with horsehair tufts attached by white clay. 35 feathers on tail and 22 on headdress. Headdress decorated with beaded forehead band of blue and white glass beads in stepped pyramidal design, brass discs, red, green and yellow ribbons, and buckskin thongs.

Credit Line Gift of Samuel W. Fernberger, 1942
Other Number L-80-1 - Old Loan Number

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