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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Anishinaabe; Ojibwe
Title:Painted buffalo hide; Bison robe; Buffalo robe
Date Made:late 19th or early 20th century
Type:Textile
Materials:Leather and paint
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:Overall: 72 in x 72 in; 182.9 cm x 182.9 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK K.116
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Stretched buffalo hide with designs and figures painted in blue, orange, and brown.

Label Text:
SKINNER LABEL: Buffalo Robe. Presented by Mrs. Henry H. Bennett. Mrs. Bennett received the robe from an uncle, who in turn received it from an Indian in about 1877. The inscriptions seem to have been personal inscriptions, and the robe seems to have come from one of the Ojibway Tribes of Plains Indians, near the Canadian border.

Tags:
indigenous people; Native American; animals; painters; painting; robes

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