- Museum number
Head-dress (with two horns) made of hide, cloth, fur, feathers, metal studs, and glass beads.
- Production date
Height: 71 centimetres
Width: 35 centimetres
Depth: 30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
British and Medieval Dept. "Drafts, Monthly Reports and Donations" Book, 1889-94; 1887,12-8. Trustees Report, 7/12/1887. Apparently not registered at time of acquisition. Temporary Register,1861-1921,p.27. Subsequently found unnumbered and added to Q-Register. 1887 number given in 1985; details supplied by J.C.King.
Ermine trimmed headdresses such as this one are associated with the Blackfoot Brave Dogs society. This is one of the most prestigious military societies in this tribe. Photographer Harry Pollard photographed some members of this society with this headdress in 1913.
- 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
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Am1983,Q.252 (also registered as)