Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCSHIE88

Category: Shield

Region: Plains

Tribe: Kiowa

Period: 1875-1900

Materials: Buckskin, rawhide, paint, feathers, cloth, herbs.

Description: Miniature shield from the elk dreamer society depicting a running elk with lightning shooting from his nose and hooves. The sky is filled with vermilion stars and a small fetish bag is attached to the center. Feathers adorn each side.

Dimensions: Diameter 9 inches


The shield belonged to White Eagle who was a participant in the 101 Ranch programs.


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 21

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