tanned hide body with pinked hem; fringe around sleeves, at top back and at shoulders; military braid around neck and top of button placket; multicolored beaded designs of warriors and rodeo scenes

Man's Jacket, c. 1910

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When the nomadic life of the Plains tribes was over at the end of the 19th century, Plains Indian beadworkers adapted their skills to decorate objects with new imagery. This jacket, which is tailored in a western style, is a good example of how female artists incorporated new themes into their work. Depictions of warfare and horseraiding are gone, and have been replaced with men and women on horseback, and various other rodeo scenes. The jacket may have been presented to a Native American rodeo rider, or given as an honor gift.

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Title
Man's Jacket
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Artist
Accession Number
2003.186
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tanned hide body with pinked hem; fringe around sleeves, at top back and at shoulders; military braid around neck and top of button placket; multicolored beaded designs of warriors and rodeo scenes