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Cape decorated with military name and hand print outlines / Harding Big Bow

Essay/Description

Part of a dance outfit.

Curatorial Remarks

This is an Osage hand blanket. Osage hand blankets seem to have been influenced by the Nez Pierce after they were removed to Indian territory. They were captured in Montana. This is a U.S. army issued blanket with the name "SGT L Pennah U.S. Army"
Tags: Handblanket, red, rhinestone
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use, ceremonial events

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

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Title(s): 
Cape decorated with military name and hand print outlines
Creator(s): 
Harding Big Bow;
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Kiowa
Date: 
early 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
cloth, sequins, glue
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
99.230
Department: 
Not On View

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