Plains Indian Artifacts Exhibit
The Plains Indian Artifacts Exhibit showcases over 450 rare historic and
culturally significant items in a visually pleasing display. In addition to the
quilled clothing, headdress, and moccasins shown below, the collection
- tools, weaponry
- dolls, children's toys, clothing
- 1898 photos of Sioux Indians
- 1880's saddle blanket with 250,000 beads!
Comments from recent visitors include:
- Incredible display! (Crofton, NE)
- Proud of the Sioux!! (Seattle, WA)
- Very tastefully displayed. Nicest collection weve seen or
know of. (Clarks, NE)
- Left us speechless. (Souderton, PA)
- Great! & enjoyed the music too. (Escondido, CA)
- A complete wonderful new world. (Ireland)
- I'm glad I got to see this! (Perry, OK)
||Quilled clothing is beautifully decorated
with porcupine quills that were first dyed with extracts from natural herbs and
roots, then flattened with their teeth and woven into the design.
||Headdress of turkey feathers and vest. Left: 1800's
Sioux beaded bag.
||Beaded women's moccasins from the Sioux Lower Brule
tribe are sinew-sewn on buffalo hide.