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Miniature leather tipi with painted designs

Curatorial Remarks

This toy tipi may have belonged to a young girl. Toys were gender specific. Girls would have played with toy tipis or cradleboards, and boys played with war clubs and bows and arrows. Gender specific toys were used to teach children about adult roles.

Tags: tipi, leather
People: Plains
Places: Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use

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

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Title(s): 
Miniature leather tipi with painted designs
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Plains
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, wood, pigment
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2134
Previous Number(s): 
8417.2134
Department: 
Not On View

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