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Record 49/826
Copyright New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
Object ID T0048
Object Name Shield
Description Crow Shield - Mountain Lion Crossways; Medium/Materials: Buffalo rawhide, antelope skin, porcupine quills, eagle and hawk feathers, trade cloth, pigments; Marks: On reverse, in black ink: "12/741";
Dimensions Dia-23 inches
Early Date 1860 ca.
Medium trade cloth/pigments
Place of Origin Hardin, Big Horn County, MT, USA
People Crow/
Provenance (1) Mountain Lion Crossways. A nineteenth century Crow warrior, the earliest remembered owner of the shield.; (2) Spotted Mountain. Son of Mountain Lion Crossways; (3) Buffalo that Bellows. Brother of Spotted Mountain (and son of Mountain Lion Crossways); (4) Bad Man. Son of Spotted Mountain and grandson of Mountain Lion Crossways; (5) Heye Foundation / Museum of the American Indian. Hardin, Montana/ New York City. Accessioned in 1923. Catalogue no. 12/741. Acquired by William Wildschut; (6) Robert Huber. Heye Foundation card reads: "Exchanged to Robert Huber, December 15, 1970."; (7) Dr. Donald J. Petersen. Denver, Colorado. Acquired 1977; (8) H.B.Roloff, Victoria, British Columbia (1980); (9) Elaine Horwitz, Santa Fe, New Mexico who traded it to James Havard through Bob Ward's Trading Post when it was owned by Tom Julian; (10) James Havard, Santa Fe, New Mexico; (11) Eugene V. Thaw 9 June 1992 (brokered by William Channing);
Used Crow
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Last modified on: March 02, 2006