Dakota headdress
Description A Dakota eagle feather headdress consting of more than a dozen eagle feathers secured to a buckskin cap in a circlet, circa the late 19th century. Each feather has a rawhide loop folded over the bottom of its quill end covered by strips of green wool (est). The feathers are attached to the cap with a rawhide lace passing through both the loops and the cap itself in large stitches. A leather thong runs through the center of the shaft of each feather in the circlet. The cap's browband is decorated with a glass seed bead panel consisting of blue triangles on a white bead background. Additional feathers (non-eagle, possibly turkey) hang from pairs of beaded bundles on either end of the browband. Small, dyed, downy feathers are included in each hanging bundle.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 9 3/4 inches length
16 inches width
Nomenclature Headdress
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Source: Harry Ayer Collection
Made by Dakota Indians
Indian. Clothing. Headwear
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1875 - Not later than 1900

Notes Forms part of Jeannette O. and Harry D. Ayer Ojibwe Collection.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 10000.206

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