Cradleboard

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Title

Cradleboard

Subject

Indians of North America
Cradleboards
Infants

Description

Cradleboard formed on wood plank covered with buckskin on front and light colored fabric on back. Coverings fastened at side edges with brass tacks. Front is decorated with glass seed beads in floral pattern. Design executed in dark and medium blue, red, white, green, yellow. Front closure with buckskin ties. Buckskin fringe trims the rounded top and bottom of cradleboard. Some of the fringe is strung with pink, blue, and brown tubular glass beads.

Date

1900

Identifier

X1982.44.01
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Materials

Buckskin/Glass beads/Hawk Bells/Brass Tacks/Wood

Width (inches)

15.5

Depth (inches)

5

Length (inches)

39

Cultural Affiliation

Likely Shoshone

Source

Montana Historical Society Museum Collection