Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8708960

Category: Dress

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Southern Teton

Period: 1875-1900 - ca. 1890

Materials: Cotton cloth (flour sacking); paint; down feather

Description: Cloth Ghost Dance dress made from flour sacking and painted with the image of a thunderbird dominating the front along with two green four pointed stars.

Dimensions: 44.25 inches 112.4 cm.


Lessard Collection
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


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


Peterson, Harold L., ed., I Wear the Morning Star: An Exhibition of American Indian Ghost Dance Objects, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 1976, pp 60-61
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 106

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Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2006

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