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19th-Century Native American Shields


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Souix medicine shield with painted buffalo head. Fleming Museum, University of Vermont.


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Cheyenne shield, painted buffalo hide on wooden frame. Denver Art Museum.


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Crow shield with painted buffalo design. Field Museum, Chicago.


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Shield, ca. 1860. Southwest, Acoma Pueblo. Rawhide, pigment, 3 x 21 in. (7.6 x 53.3 cm). From the collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, as exhibited at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. For additional objects from this collection, see Native Paths (NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998).

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