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June 15, 2012

Dakota man’s hide shirt

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Dakota man's hide shirt

Dakota man’s painted hide shirt overlaid with beaded shoulder bands, sleeve bands, and triangular neckline bibs, all edged with white ermine pelts and both natural and dyed horsehair.  The lower shirt edge features a row of metal sequins and attached painted leather fringe.  The sleeves have hook and eye closures at each side.  Made in the 1870s.

For details, view the shirt in our online collections database.

To view more examples of Dakota material culture, visit Ochethi Šakowiŋ – The Seven Council Fires.

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