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Painted Apache girl's puberty ceremony hide gift / Christian Naiche

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The painting depicts a Sunrise or girl's puberty ceremony. During the ceremony, the girl becomes a sacred person that people can go to for blessings.

Tags: painted hide, tipi, dancers, shell, woman, horse
People: Apache
Places: Southwestern, Arizona, New Mexico
Purpose: ceremonial events

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

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Title(s): 
Painted Apache girl's puberty ceremony hide gift
Creator(s): 
Christian Naiche (Artist)
Culture: 
Native American; Chiricahua Apache
Date: 
early 1900s
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, paint
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
89.196
Previous Number(s): 
8927.196; 14556
Department: 
Not On View

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