Pa-Do-Ga-I Shield

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Identifier

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Title

Pa-Do-Ga-I Shield

Creator

James Mooney
Bureau Of American Ethnology

Date

18-Mar-04

Description

Yellow with green disk at center outlined in black surrounded by green dots. Feathers at right, strands of beads, hoof pendants, and feather at left, horsehair pendant wrapped in red wool down center. Knitted yarn strap and horsehair pendant at back. 16.75" (43 cm). Records: This full size model was made by Padalti (Fur Man), grandson of Dohasan, the son of Padogai. The original was made and given to him by Dohasan. It is a variant of serial numbers 229853-229855. The green spots typify bullets. The pendant fawn hoofs and bead strings typify, respectively, antelope fawns and snakes placed as food for the eagle, represented by the eagle feathers. (C). Associated names: Padalti; Padogai; Dohasan. (from Merrill, William L. et al. 1997. A Guide to the Kiowa Collections at the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, no. 40. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.)
31 Jul 2020
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Subject

Anthropology
Ethnology
Bureau Of American Ethnology
James Mooney
Indians of North America
Kiowa Indians
Native Americans

Source

Smithsonian Institution

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