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A Kiowa medallion, made from brass inset with a steel plate. In the centre is the symbol of the Black Leggings society, consisting of an eagle perched on a crossed spear and staff and holding a yellow shield with blue and red quarters, a moon and sun and a buffalo head. At the top of the medal is an American eagle motif and on each side are seven stars. On the reverse is a laurel wreath and the words "Kiowa Black Leggings; 50th Year 1958-2008; Warrior Society".
The medallion is attached to a polyester band in red, white and blue stripes with the blue interspersed with white stars. Part of the replica of Gus Palmer Sr.'s ceremonial Black Leggings regalia.
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Diameter: 7.20 centimetres
Length: 45.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of a replica of Kiowa Black Leggings Society regalia of Gus Palmer Sr.(2009,2038.1.a-r).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 6 Jan-5 Apr, British Museum, Room 91, Warriors of the Plains: 200 years of Native North American honour and ritual
2011 17 Jun-25 Sep, Lotherton Hall, Leeds, Warriors of the Plains
2011 12 Oct-2012 19 Feb, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Warriors of the Plains
2012 22 Sep- 2013 13 Jan, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Warriors of the Plains
2013 25 May-3 Nov, Manchester Museum, Warriors of the Plains
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- Acquisition notes
- Commissioned through Lyndreth Palmer as a replica of his father's Kiowa Black Leggings regalia.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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