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    A Nez Perce or Blackfeet Bear Warrior Society Shirt
    c. 1850

    hide, pigment, fur, glass seed beads, glass pony beads, porcupine quills, metal, custom metal stand; accompanied by a painted cloth cylindrical bonnet case in which the shirt was presented when it was gifted from the Crow to their friend, artist Bernard Preston Thomas.

    Provenance:
    Gifted by the Crow in the 1940s to Bernard Preston Thomas (1918 - 1992), Sheridan, WY. Thomas was an accomplished Western artist who painted accurate depictions of Crow life in earlier times.

    Exhibited:
    North by Southwest, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL, 2010

    Height: 21 inches




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2020
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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