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Bison Coat

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum Program

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum Program

This bison hide coat, from the collection of Nez Perce National Historical Park, belonged to Sam Slickpoo. The coat, which was commercially-made, dates to the 1880's. Such coats were designed specifically designed to have tailored sleeves, a black cotton lining, button loops, and side pockets. The indiscriminate slaughter of bison by commercial hunters to supply the eastern hide markets nearly caused the species' extinction by 1889.

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Details

  • Title: Bison Coat
  • Physical Dimensions: H 131.0, W 158.0 cm
  • Subject Keywords: bison, coat, Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior Museum Program
  • Original Source: Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • Medium: bison hide
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