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Object Number: 58-19-1
Current Location: Native American Voices
Currently On Display
Culture:Cheyenne (uncertain)
Provenience: Great Plains
Culture Area: Great Plains
Date Made: 1830-1850
Early Date: 1830
Late Date: 1850
Materials:Buffalo Hide
Height: 44.2cm
Width: 44cm
Depth: 6.3cm
Credit Line:Gift of Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1958


Rectangular. Made from worn-out parfleche of bison rawhide. (See painted design on interior). Front (including flap) decorated with black and white "pony" beads (lazy stitch and sinew thread used). Double row of blue "pony" beads on side seams; also pairs of "tinklers." Two sets of three long buckskin (?) fringes with "tinklers" and intermittent wrapping of undyed quills pendent from flap-tying strips. Three pairs of holes in back surface and two short skin loops for buckskin (?) strap. Unusual and fine old piece.

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Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014 - Nov 2018)View Objects in Exhibition

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