• Culture/People:

    Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)

  • Object name:

    Neck bustle from a man's dance outfit (worn on the upper back)

  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    Rosebud Reservation; Todd County; South Dakota; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, porcupine quills, owl feather/feathers, dye/dyes, thread

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, quilled (lane stitched), aboriginally repaired

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collected in Philadelphia in 1926 by anthropologist Frank G. Speck (1881-1951) during the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, a world's fair that celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and included Indian exhibits and performances; acquired by MAI in 1927.

  • Dimensions:

    6 x 55 cm

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the Lakota exhibit in the "Our Universes" gallery on the 4th floor

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