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Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Collector:
James Mooney  Search this
Culture:
Kiowa  Search this
Object Type:
Tipi Model
Place:
Kiowa And Comanche Reservation, Oklahoma / Indian Territory, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1892-May-17
Specimen Count:
17
Notes:
[Describing all parts in E152007-0 through -1:] Tipi model. 1. Hide cover painted blue with red line, green Maltese cross and crescent at back, red lines with green dots outlined in blue and red down sides, horsehair, and feather pendants. Blue hide door. 61.5" (166 cm) 2. Trapezoid of slender peeled sticks strung on sinew. Edged on upper third with hide strips beaded in square design; forked hide hanging strap at top attached to wooden tripod. Two poles attached to back of lower two thirds, on which bed rests when erected. 34" (86 cm) See 229907 for additional item associated with this record. Records: Upon the inside is a bed and a pot hanger. E153007-2: This is an exact model of the tipi of "Big Bow," one of the principal chiefs of the Kiowa. (C). Associated names: Zebaedal. (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)
Record Last Modified:
29 May 2017
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
025718
USNM Number:
E153007-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8342540