Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8308010

Category: Shirt

Region: Plateau

Tribe: Nez Percé

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Native tanned deerskin; native tanned buffalo hide (sleeve, shoulder strips and bib); dyed and natural porcupine quills; multi-colored glass seed beads; red wool cloth; red and blue wool yarn.

Description: Deerskin shirt decorated with quilled shoulder and sleeve strips and edged with seed beads. Neck tabs are decorated with red wool cloth and beads. Shirt has extensive hide fringe hanging from sleeve and shoulder strips. Fringe wrapped with quills and yarn.

Dimensions: Length 36.5 inches 92.6 cm


Tom Johnson, Cayuse, Umatilla Reservation
Jim family, by inheritance
Roger Ernestie, Yakima
David Sellen, Seattle
Note: prior provenance provided via email from Duane Alderman, Pendleton, Oregon
Paul Gray, Denver, Co.
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Akicita, The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, May 17 1983 - July 10, 1983
Splendid Heritage, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, May 27, 1995 - September 27, 1995
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, October 23, 1998 - October 3, 1999
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 147

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