Lakota hair ornament

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Description A Lakota dance regalia hair ornament from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, circa the 1880s. The ornament consists of four major components: a reflective, round metal medallion; three clustered bones whose ends have been decorated with brass beads; a quillworked and beaded leather panel with dangling leather straps wrapped in quillwork that terminate in metal tinkler cones (feather remain attached to one of the cones); and a length of wavy hair.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 38 inches length
5 inches width
1 inch depth
Nomenclature Ornament
Creation Made by Lakota Indians
Subjects Used at: United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Pine Ridge Agency
Found at Pine Ridge, Shannon County, South Dakota, United States
Made by Lakota Indians
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1880 - Not later than 1889

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8616.16.1

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