• Culture/People:

    Northern Inunaina (Arapaho); collected from the Southern Inunaina (Arapaho)

  • Object name:

    Thomas Jefferson peace medal (dated 1801) with quilled attachments

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Canadian County; Oklahoma; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Bronze medal, hide, porcupine quills, feather/feathers, dye/dyes, metal cones

  • Techniques:

    Struck/minted, quill-wrapped (flat), dyed

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly owned by Arapaho chief Powder Face (ca. 1830-ca. 1886); transferred to his nephew Cleaver Warden (Southern Arapaho, ca. 1867-ca. 1935, living in Darlington, Oklahoma); purchased from Warden by an unknown party at an unknown date; in the collection of the Philbrook Art Center until 1968 when it was exchanged with MAI.

  • Dimensions:

    36 x 17 x 2 cm

  • Catalog number:


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