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

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Hun-Ska
Object Number 37589B
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 Skin | Quill

One of a pair of buckskin leggings decorated with quillwork. There are seven bands of red quillwork around each legging. The bands alternate in size, three of them are thicker and have purple and yellow accents. One legging is made from a single piece of buckskin, while the other is made from two pieces of buckskin sewn together. The former legging has red staining near the top, and the latter has a few small holes in it. There is a seam running down one side of each legging, lined with leather fringe. The fringe is approximately 15cm long. 37589 is written inside both leggings.

Length 65.8 cm
Width 26.6 cm
Credit Line John Wanamaker Expedition, 1900; R. Stewart Culin, 1900

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