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Object Name Shirt
Object Number 1914.285.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description small; fully beaded; body of garment appears to be made of one piece of animal hide folded over with an opening cut at the neck and ties along both sides; sleeves are sewn to the body and are also one piece folded over with one tie on the underside of each; beading is of a light blue background with a vertical stripe down the front; the back has a yellow beaded background with red, green, and dark blue designs; sleeves are decorated in red, yellow, green, and dark blue stripes and triangles; fringe along bottom of shirt.
Date 1879/12
Dimensions W-30.787 L-16.339 inches
Material animal hide; beads
Made Sioux (Lakota)
Provenance Sioux; small boy's beaded shirt. Because boys grew up so quickly, to spend the amount of time needed to bead this shirt was very rare, according to Brian Jensen, a collector of native American items. Presented to President Hayes by an Indian named Don't Braid His Hair in December, 1879.
People Don't Braid His Hair
Search Terms American Indian
Don't Braid His Hair
Native American
Plains Indian
Pine Ridge Agency