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Set of metal bells on leather strips / Steve and Tony Bolinger

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These bells were used for dancing and were tied around an individual's calves so noise would be made every time there was movement.

Tags: leather stripsbells
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events, powwow, public events, dance

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Set of metal bells on leather strips
Native American; Osage
20th century
metal, hide
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gifted in honor of James Bruce Bolinger
Accession No: 
Previous Number(s): 
TL2010.34.3a-b; TL 2010.34.3 a,b; 69.228 A,B
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