Indians of North America
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.
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Buckskin/Glass beads/Hawk Bells/Brass Tacks/Wood
Montana Historical Society Museum Collection