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.
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.
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