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Dakota boy's leather quillwork breeches
Description A Dakota boy's leather knee-length breeche, made on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota, circa 1900. They are machine and hand stitched and are lined in white cotton. Quillwork on both sides of the outside leg includes motifs of a thunderbird, a star and flowers using dyed red, green, purple and white quills. The leather is very dark, and a lighter color hide is used for the five belt loops.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 38 centimeters length
50 centimeters width
Nomenclature Breeches (trousers)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Collected in Eagle Butte, Dewey County, South Dakota, United States
Collected in Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Teton Indians--Costume.
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Pants & Leggings
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9859.20