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Metal dance bells on leather straps / Julia Pipestem

Curatorial Remarks

These bells were possibly worn in a variety of dances. They were likely worn around the calves.

Tags: dance, bell, leather
People: Otoe-Missouria
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial use

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

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Title(s): 
Metal dance bells on leather straps
Creator(s): 
Julia Pipestem;
Harry War Eagle;
Gregory Perino
Culture: 
Native American; Otoe (artist and user)
Date: 
1960
Place: 
Hominy, Oklahoma
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, metal
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gregory Perino Collection
Accession No: 
84.829f-g
Department: 
Not On View

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