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Eight-pointed blossom brooch with green, clear, pink, and blue marquis shaped stones for possibly decorating the staff / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

This broach was used during peyote meetings to decorate the staff. The staff is symbolic of a person or Christ. This decoration may have symbolized an offering.

Tags: broach, floral, blossom, green, white, Pink, blue
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use, peyote meetings

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

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Title(s): 
Eight-pointed blossom brooch with green, clear, pink, and blue marquis shaped stones for possibly decorating the staff
Creator(s): 
Unknown;
Henry Haskell;
Dudly Haskell
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
late 19th century - early 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
silver, glass, plastic
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Haskell Collection
Accession No: 
84.2924g
Department: 
Not On View

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