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James Mooney  Search this
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Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
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Tipi Model
Not Given, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Mar 1904
Coup Picture tipi model (Dogragyaguat). Black and yellow horizontal stripes on right side, battle pictures on left side, row of tomahawks down center back, horsehair pendant. Hide door with yellow and black horizontal stripes. 54" (137 cm). Records: It originally came from the Cheyenne about 1840-1845 in ratification of a treaty between them. As recieved from them, the south side had sixteen yellow stripes and the north side a few battle pictures, but its origin history has been lost. The fifteen black stripes (representing successful leadership of war expeditions) alternating with the yellow on the south side as well as the circle battle picture, the feathered lances, and tomahawks on the north side, were added by Dohasan I during his ownership. This tipi occupied second place south from the door of the camp circle. With this tipi was associated the Padogai shield. Informants: Haba, Kogaitadal, Badai. Model by Atain, a twin brother of one of the later owners. (C) Illustrated in Ewers 1978: 16. Associated names: Dohasan I; Haba; Kogaitadal; Badai; Atain. (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.)
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11 Dec 2014
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