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Nimi'puu (Nez Perce), Plateau

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about 1879

Buckskin, wool red cloth, silk cloth, glass beads, brass buttons, metal, and thread

Overall: 19 5/16 in. (49 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. William M. Leeds

13.137.4094B

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Outerwear

Classification

Native American

Native American: Plateau

Not on view

Inscription

Marks: "PX 7/400". "151715"

Provenance

Possibly belonged to Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce; probably acquired by William M. Leeds (1829-1886) during his time working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, about 1876-1879; to his wife, Catharine G. Lockwood Leeds (1825-1913), New York; given to present collection, about 1879-1888; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Smithsonian No. 151715

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