Man's Shirt Cut in European Style
Arts of the Americas
Buckskin, pigment, fur, colored glass, gilt and silver, cotton cloth, pigment
early 20th century
at shoulders: 35 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (90.2 x 52.1 cm)
at hem: 35 1/2 x 53 3/16 in. (90.2 x 135.1 cm) (show scale)
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Red River Metis (Native American). Man's Shirt Cut in European Style, early 20th century. Buckskin, pigment, fur, colored glass, gilt and silver, cotton cloth, pigment, at shoulders: 35 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (90.2 x 52.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 41.866. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.41.866_view1.jpg)
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Consultants agreed this shirt was probably Metis or Santee (Eastern Sioux) made in the late 1800s. Style derived from Red River Métis sometimes called Eastern Sioux or Crow. Beadwork has long, spidery look i.e. Crow design where the flower sets in. So may be a mix- Métis inspired Eastern Sioux or Crow. Collar was originally navy blue now faded. The shirt might have been made for army personnel, as this was a popular souvenir to acquire.
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