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Catalog Number 04053
Object Name Ornament, Hair
Collection P. W. Danielson
Tribe Nez Perce/Ponca
Description Single golden eagle feather. Quill base is wrapped with leather thong for tying onto something. Dangle of green dyed horsehair branches off from the base and is wrapped with sinew.
Dimensions L-9.055 inches
Material feather, hide, horsehair
Provenance From the Arkansas City Traveler, October 27, 1880.
"The following comprises a list of the articles deposited in the box at the laying of the cornerstone.
Standing Buffalo: One knife case.
Hairy Bear: One necklace.
Big Bull: one necklace.
White Eagle: One Sioux scalp and a war whistle. (The scalp was taken by Little Bear, and the Sioux was killed by Joseph Esaw.)
Child Chief: Pair of moccasins.
Little Swift: Silver ring made in 1865.
Makes Crier: Necklace and ring.
Jesse Beard: Buffalo-hair lariat rope.
Three Eagles (Nez Perce): Finger ring.
Red Wolf: String of beads.
Feathers-Around-Neck: Bear's-claw bracelet.
Alexander Waters (Nez Perce): A necklace of bear claws.
Jim Horn (Nez Perce): Feather ornament worn in time of battle.
Jay Gould (Nez Perce): Pair of horns worn on a war hat.
Yellow Bull (Nez Perce): Head war ornament.
Aw-tas-poo (Nez Perce): Necklace.
Red Elk (Nez Perce): Necklace.
Daniel Jefferson: One necklace and two finger rings.
James Porter: Bracelet of beads.
John Hill: Bracelet.
Tom Hill: Two elk teeth.
Samuel Fleming (Nez Perce): Two finger rings.
White Owl: One shell ear-ring.
By Nez Perce women: 5 basques, 2 bonnets, 1 horn spoon, 19 bracelets, 21 finger rings, 8 necklaces, 7 elk teeth, 1 eagle feather, and specimen of root from Idaho [called kous or koits?] by the Indians.
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce put in one finger ring.
People Danielson, P. W.
Search Terms Native American
ceremonial
Category Native American Misc.