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November 17, 2015

Cherokee Coat

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A tanned deerskin coat, Cherokee, circa the mid-19th century. At the lower back is a tree, entwined with vines, in which two Eastern bluebirds and two Baltimore orioles are perched. In the center upper section of the cape is a bald eagle and on each sleeve above the cuff is a turkey. Embroidered over the decorative hem bands are: “J. M. Payne / Nancy Riley / 1854 / Polly Weber / Cherokee”.

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