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Colorful beaded Native American Church belt buckle / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

This belt buckle is beaded with symbols of peyotism. These symbols on a domestic object may indicate a symbol of identity to an individual.

Tags: buckle, belt, peyotism, waterbird, tipi
People: Native American Church
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use, peyote meetings, domestic use
Comments:

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

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Title(s): 
Colorful beaded Native American Church belt buckle
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
glass, hide
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2979
Department: 
Not On View

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