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Peyote Headdress

Big House Headdress

Object Number:70-9-477
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Oto (uncertain)
Osage (uncertain)
Provenience: United States of America
Missouri (uncertain)
Oklahoma (uncertain)
Culture Area: Great Plains Culture Area
Materials:Bear Fur
Horn (animal part)
Iconography:Big House Ceremony
Peyote Ceremony
Length: 42 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970


Ceremonial bear fur headband, with one horn from a young cow, and a rosette made a shell button sewn onto layered discs of green, red, and blue leather. The horn is surrounded by two concentric fringes of blue-dyed leather. Similar to the type pictured in Speck, The Delaware Big House Ceremony, p. 95, except that instead of two horns with a rosette in between, it has a single horn on one side and a rosette on the other.

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