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Beaded metal belt buckle with peyote church symbols / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

This buckle has all of the peyote symbols. The road, the water bird, the tipi, the rattle, the fan, the peyote. 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: beaded, blue, glass, buckle, fire
People: Native American Church
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use, domestic use

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

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Title(s): 
Beaded metal belt buckle with peyote church symbols
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
metal, leather, glass, cotton
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2961
Department: 
Not On View

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