c. Pre 1820
A magnificent Nez Perce pony beaded dress on deer hide. Multi-colored beadwork in white, cobalt blue, green and red. Hemp and sinew sewn. Note: The green and red beads were first introduced to the Nez Perce Columbia River Native Americans on the Lewis & Clark expedition (1804-06).
48" long, 42" wide
Men’s Leggings made of deerskin with rubbed green, yellow and red pigments. Beaded with crosses, dragonflies and circular elements on both sides. Lane beaded along sides and sinew sewn using blue, white, red and black seed beads.
c. 19th Century
A very fine Nez Perce Boy's Shirt on trade cloth. Three bands of pony beads around base and arm cuffs. Two beaded shoulder strips and two rosettes. Cuffs, shirt base, fringed in usual fashion.
18" long, 25" wide
A man’s fully beaded pictorial vest showing tipis, crosses, and American flags on a white beaded field. Use of red heart beads with steel and brass cut beads. All sinew sewn.
22" long, 18" wide
A scarce Northern Arapaho Otter Headdress with drop. The turban is made from winter otter with a hand cut dragonfly on one side and a buffalo head on the other side, both made from German sheet silver. Two ermine skins are attached by hide and brass beads to the turban. The drop is made up of 18 german silver conchas attached to a two-piece leather horse harness. The top 11 conchas have a sunburst design and measure 2 ¾" in diameter. The lower seven conchas are made with sheet german silver and brass, each measures 2 ¼" in diameter. The end of the drop is horse hair wrapped with leather and red northern plains trade cloth trimmed in blue, red, and white beads.
total length 72"