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Description A headdress, possibly Dakota, with ermine trailers on either side of a beaded leather headband and thirty-two feathers from a mature eagle, circa 1930. The headband features a geometric pattern of glass seed beads, predominantly blue-green, red, and gold, with outlines in white. A round leather piece is sewn to the cap above each ear and decorated similarly to the headband. Eagle feather quills are wrapped in rawhide and red wool cloth; red horsehair is affixed to the tip of each feather. Small white feathers are sewn on cap top.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 16.5 inches height total height, excluding attachments to feathers
6 1/2 inches width cap width
18 1/2 inches depth total depth, excluding attachments to feathers
Nomenclature Headdress
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Indians of North America.
Indian. Clothing. Headwear
Dates Creation: Approximately 1930
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1977.27.8
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