Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCROA109

Category: Hair Ornament

Region: Plains

Tribe: Lower Missouri River

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Turkey beard, dyed deer hair, brass beads, yellow ocher, ribbon, cloth medicine bag, bone, feather.

Description: Eastern style roach with quilled, leather, five-pole spreader. A hollow bone stay holds a single feather. Two purple ribbons are tied to brass beads and a cloth bag containing herbs.

Dimensions: Length 10 inches plus ribbons


Marvin Fenn


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 103

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