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Quirt

Blackfeet1880/1890

Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service

Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service

The quirt was made and used by equestrian Indian tribes of the Plains. A quirt is a short riding whip consisting of a handle, wrist strap and lash. The beaded handle (peyote stitch) is typical of Southern Plains style.

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  • Title: Quirt
  • Creator: Blackfeet
  • Date: 1880/1890
  • Location: Plains
  • Contributor: Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service
  • Photographer: David Swift
  • Measurements: L 84, Dia 2 cm
  • Material: Buckskin, wood, leather, glass beads
  • Current Location: Colter Bay Visitor Center
  • Catalog Number: GRTE 5571
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