This one-of-a-kind pictographic robe offers a rare insight into Upper Missouri River tribal life.
The Lakota men often rode their horses bareback, but sometimes used a pad saddle consisting of a pillow-like pad stuffed with buffalo wool.
Parfleche refers to painted rawhide. It comes from the French language, meaning "hard flesh".
Both sides are shown of the following pipe/tobacco bags.
Owns a Yellow Shield was a leader of the Crow Owners society and later of the White Horse Owners.
This 4-inch ceremonial vessel, made between 1430 to 1660, features Inca men beside four stalks of teosinte bowing under its heavy grain heads.
A woman's pride and joy was her elk horn scraper, called "wahintke" by the Lakota.
Woptuha, also known as Horn Chips, was the medicine man who interpreted the visions of Crazy Horse and made his protection items.
This grizzly-attacking spear holds feathers, a partial grizzly hide and one blue bead for the Thunder Being.
Split horn bonnets were "worn only by the bravest of the brave; by the most extraordinary men in the nation", as stated by artist George Catlin who visited tribes in 1834.
The White Horse Owners Society consisted of distinguished warriors who were superior hunters.
Red Horse purchased this bundle and was apprenticed to guide tipi construction.
The smoked, beaded leggings are thick, made from a bull elk to be worn by Horn Chips in the winter.
Native Americans stored their buckskin clothing in tipi bags. They are also called "possible" bags, since such containers could store any possible item.
These stone hammers were for pounding dried chokecherries and jerky into a powder, to which is added suet for making pemmican.
The collection of bows indicate that Lakota used a short bow which shot a faster arrow at close range than one that was long.
A grizzly claw necklace was considered the greatest sign of prowess demonstrating courage.
This fire starting set belonged to the wife of Owns a Yellow Shield.
Tall Mandan was the principle person to bring harmony to the Brule' Sioux after Crow Dog shot and killed Chief Spotted Tail.