Robe

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Culture/People
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke); collected from the Plains Cree (Prairie Cree)
Collector
William H. Schieffelin (W.H. Schiefflin), Non-Indian, 1836-1895
Previous owner
William H. Schieffelin (W.H. Schiefflin), Non-Indian, 1836-1895
William de la Montagne Cary (W. M. Cary), Non-Indian, 1840-1922
Seller
William de la Montagne Cary (W. M. Cary), Non-Indian, 1840-1922
Object Name
Robe
Media/Materials
Buffalo hide/skin, wool cloth, animal hoof/hooves, porcupine quills, glass pony beads, glass bead/beads, dye/dyes, sinew
Techniques
Quilled (lane stitched), quill plaiting/woven quillwork, quill-wrapped (flat), lazy/lane stitch beadwork, painted
Dimensions
223 x 190 cm
Object Type
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
Place
Montana; USA
Date created
circa 1850
Collection History
Collected in September 1861 at Fort Benton, Montana, by William H. Schieffelin (1836-1895); given to his travelling companion, magazine illustrator William de la Montagne Cary (1840-1922) in the mid 1880s; purchased by George Heye from William de la Montagne Cary in 1907.
Catalog Number
1/2558
Barcode
012558.000
See related items
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)
Plains Cree (Prairie Cree)
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (flat)
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Plains & Plateau
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
Contact Us
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