Wanna Eagle's "Show Indian" Costume

Wanna R. Perley (Wanna Eagle), possibly Anishinaabe / American, 1897 - 1967, Plains

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20th century

Buckskin, glass beads, porcupine quills, cowrie shells, brass, dye, and thread (beadwork recycled)

Overall: 45 1/4 × 33 7/16 in. (115 × 85 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. Mary Perley in honor of the Class of 1943 and her husband Henry G. Perley, Jr., Class of 1943

172.25.25422

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Outerwear

Classification

Native American

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Publication History

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 150, ill. plate no. 81.

Provenance

Chief Henry Red Eagle, Henry Gabriel Perley (1885-1972), Greenville, Maine; to his daughter-in-law, Mary Perley [widow of Henry Gabriel Perley, Jr., 1921-1972, Class of 1943], Rockville, Connecticut; given to present collection, 1972.

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