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Paint bags were used to store soil pigments (white clay, yellow and red ochre) to be used as paint. Paints were applied on the body during battle, religious ceremony, and social occasions by both men and women.

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  • Title: Paint Bag
  • Creator: Crow
  • Date: 1870/1890
  • Location: Plains
  • Contributor: Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service
  • Photographer: David Swift
  • Measurements: L 17.5, W 7 cm
  • Material: Buckskin, glass beads
  • Current Location: Colter Bay Visitor Center
  • Catalog Number: GRTE 6269

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