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Navy blue dance trailer with red silk ribbon trim / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

These would have been worn for a specific type of dance. This dance trailer may have been part of a Osage straight dance outfit. Kaw and the Osage have the same style of straight dance clothing. Straight dance clothing are a pan tribal clothing style not tribal specific. Dance trailers are worn on the back side of the outfit hanging down toward the ground.

Tags: dance trailer, silk ribbon, navy blue, red, pastel green
People: possibly Kaw or Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial dance, ceremonial events

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

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Title(s): 
Navy blue dance trailer with red silk ribbon trim
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Kaw (Kansa)
Date: 
1920
Materials/Techniques: 
cloth, silk
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
99.264
Department: 
Not On View

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