• Culture/People:

    Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)

  • Object name:

    Roach headdress and roach spreader (not visible in photos)

  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Animal Bone, deer hair, porcupine guard hair, cotton cloth, porcupine quills, feather/feathers, dye/dyes, thread, sinew, hide thong/babiche

  • Techniques:

    Carved, wrapped, sewn, quill-wrapped (flat)

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; purchased by MAI from an unknown source in 1941.

  • Dimensions:

    74 x 17 x 24 cm

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the Lakota exhibit in the "Our Universes" gallery on the 4th floor

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