Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCSCAL11

Category: Scalp

Region: Plains

Tribe: Crow

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Hair, leather, feathers, red paint, glass beads, cotton cloth, buckskin.

Description: A tanned and braided Blackfeet scalp taken by a Crow. It is sewn to a circle of native tanned leather, which is beaded and rubbed with red pigment. Blue cloth trims the piece and a buckskin medicine bag is tied to the top.

Dimensions: Height 12 inches width 6 inches


Collected at Crow Agency in 1894


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 13

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