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- Winter Count
Calico cloth reproduction of pictographic records of tribal events.
- Found/Acquired: USA
- (Americas,North America,United States of America)
- Width: 90 centimetres
- Length: 112 centimetres
Winter counts on muslin are a late version of historical calendars painted on hide among many Plains tribes. This is one of the many existing versions of a Sioux calendar that often includes different episodes for each year (see also: Candace Green and Russell Thornton (2007) The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian).
1999-2008 25 June-October, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The American West"
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: ENA11388
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