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Rosary with clear purple beads / Dominic Daniels

Curatorial Remarks

Many Native American Church members are also practicing Catholics. This rosary may have been used in Catholic religious services. The Osage people did not see a difference between Native American Church practices and other Christian practices.

Tags: Jesus Christ, cross, green coloring, Native American Church, metal cross, plastic, purple beads, rosary, prayer
People: Native Americans
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting, religious events

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

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Title(s): 
Rosary with clear purple beads
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Osage (user)
Date: 
1940s
Place: 
Fairfax
Materials/Techniques: 
metal, plastic
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.1184
Department: 
Not On View

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