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First-phase Chief blanket with embellishments by Sicangu Lakota users  (Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat))  "1840-1850"

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1840-1850

Materials:

Wool yarn, german silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy), brass, hide thong/babiche, porcupine quills, horsehair, metal cones, dye/dyes

Techniques:

Woven, dyed, quill-wrapped (flat)

Dimensions:

170 x 197 cm

Cultures:

American Indians, Central Plains, Dine (Navajo), Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux), Native Americans, North America, Plains, Sicangu Lakota (Brule Sioux), Southern Athapaskans, Southwest

State:

South Dakota

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of De Cost Smith (1864-1939, Western painter) and possibly collected by him between 1884 and 1900 among the Sicangu Lakota; bequeathed to MAI by Smith in 1939.

Source ID:

NMAI_215021

Catalog Number:

20/1339

Album Name:

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