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Using Smoother on Quills  "1902"

Studio (?) portrait of a young seated woman using a smoother on a finished piece of quillwork (on a moccasin?). She wears a long cotton print dress, beaded bracelets, beaded moccasins, and has a fringed shawl scross her schoulders. She is seated on a hide in a shelter (?) or in front of a fabric backdrop

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1902-1902

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

6.5 x 8.5 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Central Plains, Native Americans, North America, Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), Plains, Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)

City:

Lame Deer, Northern Cheyenne Reservation

County:

Rosebud County

State:

Montana

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Anthropologist, naturalist, and author George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) worked among Plains tribes, especially the Cheyenne, from the 1870s onward. Photographs taken by his wife Elizabeth Curtis Grinnell during his fieldwork probably accompanied the objects he donated to MAI in 1922.

Source ID:

NMAI_353895

Catalog Number:

N13627

Album Name:

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