Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8803013

Category: Shirt

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Northern Teton

Period: 1850-1875 - ca. 1860

Materials: Native tanned deerskin; natural and dyed procupine quills; multi-colored glass seed beads; human hair; sinew sewn; mineral pigments (blue).

Description: Shirt is decorated with shoulder strips and sleeve strips of porcupine quillwork with bear paws in red and blue quills against an orange quill background. Strips are edged with hairlocks that are quill wrapped. Bib has lanes of bead decoration.

Dimensions: Length 37 inches 94 cm.


Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


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


Berlo, Janet C and Ruth B. Phillips, Native North American Art, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998, pp 113, Fig. 74
Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 180

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Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2006

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