• Culture/People:

    Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)

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  • Date created:

    circa 1890

  • Place:

    Montana; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Cotton cloth, ermine skin/fur, buffalo horn, hide, rawhide, glass bead/beads, wool cloth, brass tacks/bosses, feather/feathers, silk cloth, grass, hide thong/babiche, paint, thread

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, split, studded, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Fred R. Meyer (1874-1939, an amateur photographer who traveled widely in the West) and possibly collected by him; acquired by George Heye in 1913.

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the Blackfeet exhibit in the "Our Peoples" gallery on the 4th floor

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