Rare Blackfeet child's dance head piece from the early reservation era that has been in a Native American Family for years. Previous owner was a collector who purchased the piece 50 years ago directly from the family. Features carved elk teeth attached to old trade cloth drop covered with ermine and carved and beaded buffalo horns with dyed horsehair tips. Similar item described and pictured in "After the Buffalo were Gone" by Louis Warren Hill Collection.
PERIOD: Last half 19th Century