• Culture/People:

    Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)

  • Object name:

    Horse mask

  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    Pine Ridge Agency; Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation; Shannon County; South Dakota; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, glass bead/beads, cotton cloth

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, beaded

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Said to have been used by the chief of the Teton Sioux to lead a parade at Pine Ridge Agency, July 4th, 1904; collected by J.W. Good (possibly James W. Good, 1866-1928, Iowa congressman); at that time and acquired by George Heye the same year.

  • Dimensions:

    102 x 77.50 cm

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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