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Object Name Legging
Object Number 1914.308.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description each legging is made from a single piece of animal hide folded in half with fringe along three side; beaded strip beside fringe along open sides and on one end; alongside the beaded strip on one face of the legging is a row of beaded designs of alternating crosses and three-pronged figures; beading is in dark blue, light blue, green, red, yellow and white; beside the beaded design is a row of hair attachments each wrapped with quill work at the top; these hair ornaments cover the stitching which closes the sides of leggings; the other side of leggings has hide ties along stitching.
Date 1879/12
Dimension Details legging #1: 43.3cm wide x 102.3 cm long
Material animal hide; beads; hair
Made Sioux
Provenance leggings worn by a Sioux; they have been smudged with yellow ochre to give them a yellow tint. 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