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Catalog Number 10182-6
Title Dress, Buckskin; Beaded Yoke, Fringed Sleeves & Hem
Object Name Dress
Description Dress for a small woman or older girl. Made of buckskin with fully beaded yoke, sleeves and hem. Fringed sleeves and hem. Tapers at waist and flares to fringed hem. Sleeve and top of dress are made of heavy hide that is pieced together from various shaped pieces. Neck opening has a 2.5" slit in the front. Leather eyelet sewn on left side of neck slit is broken off. Right side shows a place where a leather thong was attached as a neck closure. The fringe on the lower edge of the sleeves is made of soft 4.5" leather that was attached and cut into fringe. Approx 5 to 6 fringe cuts per inch. Sleeves are open on the undersides, to the side seams. Beadwork on the yoke is geometric and incorporates white, red, dark blue and purple beads. The beaded shapes include a tipi shape with a pair of triangles attached to the top. A pair of 4-directions shapes flank the tip design. The beaded motifs are arranged against a blue beaded background. A white beaded row of beads is placed inside the edges of the blue beadwork. 8 cross/star/4 direction shapes are arranged in this white band. Below the waistband on front and back of the dress are two rows of leather strips. There are 5 20" leather strips in each row. The strips are attached to the dress through slits in the leather and secured by a slit in one side of the strip, through which the other side passes through. The hem of the dress is decorated with rows of red, purple, white and orange beadwork. The fringe on the hem is 7" wide.
Date 1900-1914
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1914
Culture North American Indian/Lakota/Oglala Sioux
Material leather, glass, sinew, thread
Made USA: South Dakota, Pine Ridge
Place of Origin USA: South Dakota, Pine Ridge
Length (in) 53
Width (in) 63
People Prieshoff, Anna
Other Name Dress, Women's
History Made at Pine Ridge after 1900 but prior to World War I. The donor's uncle, Theodore Pickenbrock, had this dress and a man's suit made. He gave it to his niece, Anna Prieshoff, before he died.
Credit line Anna Prieshoff, Crawford, NE
Collection Prieshoff, Anna