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Yellow painted deer skin. Body of shirt retains deer leg shape at hemline front and back. Arms stitched at wrist, open from wrist to hem with thong closers. Geometric beading in long rectangles running length of arms, across shoulder front waist to back waist and square front and back neck....

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Purchased in the West by Senator Marcus Allen Coolidge and Ethel Warren Coolidge in the 1930s. Descended in the family and given to the Museum in 1991 by Louise Coolidge Carpenter (the daughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge) and Judith Herdeg (the granddaughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge).

Credit Line

Gift of Louise C. Carpenter in memory of her parents, United States Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge.

Native American (Lakota), 1850–1950

Object Place

North or South Dakota, United States


127 x 78.74 cm (50 x 31 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather, fur, human hair, beads, and fabric of wool and cotton