Dyed and beaded hide shirt
Description A man's hide shirt, possibly Dakota, which retains the general shape of the hides, circa the 19th century. The loose fitting shirt has long sleeves without cuffs, no collar, and has open side seam vents. The front and back are nearly identical; each has fringed side and bottom edges and two rectangular bands of black and white lane-stitched beadwork that meet at the shoulder. Ornamental locks of yellow and brown hair partially wrapped in porcupine quills are attached along one edge of the beadwork and around the collar. Each sleeve also has similarly trimmed beadwork at the fringed cuff. The neck opening is bound with red wool, and a fringed leather flap with a beaded edge is sewn at the neck center, front and back. The lower portions of the shirt, front and back, are dyed yellow. Collected by William McKee Dunn during Army service in the western United States after the Civil War.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 46 centimeters length
72 centimeters width
Nomenclature Shirt
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Subjects Collected by: Dunn, William McKee
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Used in United States
Dakota Indians--Costume and adornment.
Indians of North America--Great Plains--Costume.
Indian Wars
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Shirts
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1800 - Not later than 1899

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1980.28.3

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