• Culture/People:

    probably Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Baby's cap

  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, porcupine quills, dye/dyes, sinew

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, dyed, quilled (lane stitched)

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of John J. Steffen (1855-ca. 1930, druggist in Douglas, Wyoming); purchased by George Heye in 1907.

  • Dimensions:

    19 x 17 x 6 cm

  • Catalog number:

    1/3337

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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