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Beaded necklace in the shape of a peyote water bird / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

Would have been worn to a peyote meeting and maybe out in public if the person would want to identify as a peyote member. But you certainly see it in a lot of peoples houses.

Tags: waterbird, necklace, pendant
People: Native American Church, Kiowa
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic, ceremonial use

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

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Title(s): 
Beaded necklace in the shape of a peyote water bird
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Kiowa
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
leather, glass, plastic, shell (cowrie)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2955
Department: 
Not On View

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