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Feathered headdress / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

The pointed mountain like beadwork are indicative of Cheyenne style. The headdress appears to have a red cap or hat as the base with feathers attached and beads sewn into the red broadcloth. The yellow beads are greasy yellow beads. The red beads appear to be white hearts. This headdress was created during the reservation period.

Tags: feathers, silk, cloth, beadwork, leather, bells, red, broadcloth
People: Southern Cheyenne
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events

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

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Title(s): 
Feathered headdress
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Southern Cheyenne
Date: 
late 19th century - early 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
feathers, brass, glass, cloth, silk
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.863
Previous Number(s): 
8426.863
Department: 
Not On View

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