• Culture/People:

    Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)

  • Object name:

    Earrings

  • Date created:

    1850-1880

  • Place:

    Standing Rock Reservation; Sioux County; North Dakota; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Elk tooth/teeth, cowrie shell/shells, brass wire, hide thong/babiche

  • Techniques:

    Drilled, bent

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of De Cost Smith (1864-1939, Western painter) and possibly collected by him between 1884 and 1900; bequeathed to MAI by Smith in 1939.

  • Catalog number:

    20/1290

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