Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8808028

Category: Shirt

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Teton (Lakota)

Period: 1825-1850

Materials: Native tanned deerskin; dyed porcupine quills; blue, white, black and yellow glass seed beads; horsehair; human hair; sinew sewn; yellow and blue (faded to grey) pigment

Description: Shirt has porcupine quill decorated shoulder and sleeve strips and a quilled rosette decorating the chest. There is also a bead decorated bib of triangular shape partiallly covering the rosette. The quill strips are edged with hairlocks. Fixed to the shirt is a small blue collector's stamp with the number 67.

Dimensions: Length 48 inches; 122 cm


From a private museum in Switzerland founded in the 1830s or 1840s
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


Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 32

Notes (click on note to open):

Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2005

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