probably Niuam (Comanche)
Niuam (Comanche)
Southern Plains


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collected about 1903-1907

Yellow painted buckskin; the front central panel is a mallard duck scalp, hand sewn on red cotton calico fabric and then machine sewn to the buckskin; the panel and the v-shaped flap are surrounded by an alternating pattern of greasy yellow and green glass seed beads; the bottom fringe is decorated with colored tin cones (probably made from a tobacco can); the bag is lined with red cotton calico fabric and a short buckskin strap was hand sewn to the top of the bag

Overall: 5 13/16 × 3 3/8 in. (14.8 × 8.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Bag

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Plains

Not on view


Clara G. Corser Turner Churchill (1851-1945) and Frank Carroll Churchill (1850-1912), Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico, 1903-1907; bequeathed to present collection, 1946.

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