Woman's wedding dress/outfit

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Culture/People
Omaha
Previous owner
Susette LaFlesche (Inshata Theumba [Bright Eyes]/Suzette LaFlesche Tibbles/Mrs. Thomas Tibbles), Omaha, 1854-1903
Thomas H. Tibbles, Non-Indian, 1840-1928
May Tibbles Barris (Mary D. Tibbles/Mrs. James Allen Barris), Non-Indian, 1870-1942
Chester K. Barris, Non-Indian, 1898-1956
Vivien K. Barris (Mrs. Chester K. Barris/Vivian Barris), Non-Indian, 1906-1990
Dr. Joan B. LaNoue (Joan Barris Lanoue/Joan Lanoue Lippincott), Non-Indian
Donor
Vivien K. Barris (Mrs. Chester K. Barris/Vivian Barris), Non-Indian, 1906-1990
Dr. Joan B. LaNoue (Joan Barris Lanoue/Joan Lanoue Lippincott), Non-Indian
Object Name
Woman's wedding dress/outfit
Media/Materials
Wool cloth, cotton cloth, silk cloth, lace, mother-of-pearl buttons
Techniques
Sewn, lined
Dimensions
76 x 101 x 112 cm
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Nebraska; USA
Date created
1881
Collection History
Made for Susette LaFlesche (Inshata Theumba [Bright Eyes], Omaha, 1854-1903) for her 1881 marriage to Thomas H. Tibbles (1840-1928, a journalist and Indian-rights activist); kept by Thomas Tibbles and inherited by his daughter from a previous marriage, May (Mary) Tibbles Barris (Mrs. James Allen Barris, 1870-1942); inherited by May Tibbles' son Chester K. Barris (1898-1956); inherited by his widow, Vivien Keltner Barris (1906-1990), and daughter, Dr. Joan B. LaNoue (Joan LaNoue Lippincott); donated to MAI by Mrs. Vivien K. Barris and Dr. Joan B. LaNoue in 1984.
Catalog Number
25/2192
Barcode
252192.000
See related items
Omaha
Ceremonial/Ritual items
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Plains & Plateau
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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