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    A SIOUX MAN'S QUILLED HIDE BREASTPLATE

    c. 1915

    composed of panels of rawhide slats wrapped with natural, green and red-dyed porcupine quillwork, trimmed with metal cones inserted with yellow-dyed chicken feathers; illustrated in accompanied book: Neihardt, Hilda, Black Elk and Flaming Rainbow: Personal Memories of the Lakota Holy Man and John Neihardt, U. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1995.

    Provenance:
    West Yellowstone Museum
    Custer Battlefield Trading Post, Crow Agency, MT

    Length: 21 inches


    Condition Report*: Overall good with light usual wear and light soiling. Slight quillwork loss and color fading. Metal cones have moderate losses of feather inserts. Hide straps intact but stiff. Muslin backing soiled and frayed along all edges with approx. 3 holes of ΒΌ inch each. No apparent restoration.
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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