Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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feather ornament or fan
  • unknown Sioux maker
  • feather ornament or fan, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • hawk? feathers, buckskin
  • Object Length/Width: approximately 25 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: approximately 9 13/16 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0756

These six white feathers with brown stripes are each bound to a buckskin strip through its quill. The buckskin strips are held together on a buckskin loop.