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Buffalo Robe

Object Number:NA3985
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: United States of America
South Dakota
Standing Rock Reservation
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Date Made: 1882
Materials:Buffalo Hide
Length: 320 cm
Width: 235 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from James H. McLaughlin, 1911


Painted. Large central sun symbol, red, blue, green, and yellow. Feathered circle pattern.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Maurer, Evan M. 1992. Visions of the People: A Pictorial History of Plains Indian Life.. University of Washington Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 288View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Williams, Lucy F. 2003. Guide to the North American Ethnographic Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 61, pl. 64View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Chapter] Grant, Lynn A., and Gleeson, Molly, and Owczarek, Nina, and Petersen, W. C., and Wierzbowski, William S., and Owczarek, Nina. 2017. "A rare reference resource: five Lakota painted buffalo robes from Standing Rock Reservation". Engaging Conservation; Collaboration across Disciplines. London. Archetype Publications Ltd. pg. 219-230 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Figure 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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