From card: "border linear in blue outline, yellow and red orange. center portion large standing figure of an indian carrying gun, wearing feather bonnet and buffalo robe painted in blue outline, colored in yellow, brown and red orange. This is of general type discussed in J.C. Ewers plains indian painting (1939) pp. 65-66 as probably "half-breed" or acculturated indian workmanship. mr. amory stated that he was given this robe when he visited Fort Washakie, Wyoming, with Owen Wister in 1887. He thought it was given him by Tygee, famous Shoshoni indian scout."

Spurious pictographic drawing of an indian in feather bonnet painted on a buffalo robe. culture unknown.

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  • Title: Painted Buffalo Robe
  • Location: Fort Washakie, Wind River Reservation / Fremont County, Wyoming, United States, North America
  • Type: Artwork
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): E387284
  • Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Ethnology
  • Date Collected: 1887
  • Accession Date: 1949-12-06