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Elk hide painted with warriors, chiefs, and a square altar symbol / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

This painting depicts individuals on horseback and on foot wearing war bonnets. It is not a hunting or battle scene. An altar box with a blue flame is seen in the top center of the painting.

Tags: painted hide, horses, red, blue, warriors, horseback
People: Native American
Places: Plains, North America
Purpose: domestic use

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

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Title(s): 
Elk hide painted with warriors, chiefs, and a square altar symbol
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American
Date: 
19th century - 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
hide (elk), paint
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
89.140
Department: 
Not On View

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