Beads on leather
20 7/8 x 17 5/8 in. (53.02 x 44.77 cm)
glass beads and leather
Breaded vests were popular among the Oglala Sioux in the mid-1870s, the years immediately preceding the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Sioux geometirc patterns were often combined with English initials and names on Reservation era vests.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1979
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 72 (illustrated/bw) fig. 235.
The name "PATRICK W. BITTER" is worked in blue beads across the front of the vest.
This object has the following keywords:
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Ways of Seeing/Exhibiting American Indian Art: The Pomona College Collection Montgomery Gallery , 1/19/1994 - 3/20/1994
- Overall Dimensions: 20 7/8 x 17 5/8 in. (53.02 x 44.77 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
This object has the following bibliographic references:
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection.
Native American Art from the Permanent Collection
Galleries of the Claremont Colleges.
Claremont, CA, 1979
Page Number: 72, Figure Number: 235
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