From: United States of America | Montana | Fort Peck Reservation

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Hun-Ska
Object Number 37588A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Yankton | Dakota | Sioux
Provenience United States of America | Montana | Fort Peck Reservation
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Buckskin | Bead

Boy's. One of a pair of beaded buckskin leggings. The seams are lined with red cloth except for around the upper opening, which is loose and undecorated. The leggings are both fastened with five pairs of leather cords placed along the side seam and spaced 4.5cm apart. The leggings are decorated with matching beadwork designs. Each legging has with eleven 1.4cm rows of blue, red,white, yellow,and indigo glass beads. The pattens on each legging, made of multicolored squares and triangles on a blue background, match each other almost identically. 37588 is written inside each legging.

Length 24.8 cm
Width 11.4 cm
Credit Line John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900; R. Stewart Culin, 1900

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