Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Showcases Clothing And Accessories From The American Indian Collection

The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum presents Opening The Cabinet Doors: Clothing And Accessories From The American Indian Collection on view through October 31, 2011.

The exhibition focuses on historic American Indian clothing and accessories, such as a Ghost Dance dress and Native American Church objects. The exhibit will also present artifacts acquired from the Rowe family (RO Ranch near Clarendon), including a mountain lion bow case and quiver, arrows, leggings, headdresses, and a buffalo coat. Tribes represented include Southern Plains Indians; Comanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Apache.

The highlight of the exhibition will be a shield that may be the oldest Spanish-Comanche hybrid artifact. Reputed to be a battlefield acquisition from the mid-1870s, a Comanche shield cover preserved a thistle design, which dates the initial shield to about 1780-1786. Research also indicates that this round shield is from the La Mancha district of Spain.

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
2503 4th Avenue
Canyon, Texas 79015
806-651-2244
Fax: 806-651-2250
www.panhandleplains.org

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