A Blackfoot buckskin shirt that once belonged to Crowfoot. It is stained with ochre and painted with brown stripes, trimmed with glass beads, quill-wrapped hair, fine red trade-cloth, ermine fur tassels, red-dyed feathers and brass bells. The dye used to stain the feathers is the same substance used to dye tradecloth.

Object Summary

Museum Number 1000/1904/1
Simple Name shirt
Full Name buckskin shirt
Common Name shirt
Production country Canada
Material deerskin ; tradecloth; ermine; feathers; hair quill hide
Collection class Clothing and accessories
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county Northern Plains, Alberta
Production continent North America
Production year high 1870s
Cultural group Blackfoot
Function name ceremony
Function detail worn with leggings on important occasions