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Buffalo Bill Center of the West Online Collections

Skeleton of Bison antiquus, larger ancestor of the American bison, or buffalo

UT Austin Research Reveals That Historic Human Remains Yield Epigenetic Tags

COMANCHE PAINTED HIDE SHIELD & COVER composed of buffalo hide, painted in red, yellow & blue pigments, with a buffalo face flanked by radiating zigzag bands, perhaps a reference to lightning, surmounted by concentric bands, tied with a pair of circular hide pendants & pouches, & three turkey feather attachments (replaced); together with a finely tanned, fringed elk hide cover, of drawstring construction, painted in red & yellow, with a Spanish-style cross enclosed by a series of triangles.

COMANCHE PAINTED HIDE SHIELD & COVER composed of buffalo hide, painted in red, yellow & blue pigments, with a buffalo face flanked by radiating zigzag bands, perhaps a reference to lightning, surmounted by concentric bands, tied with a pair of circular hide pendants & pouches, & three turkey feather attachments (replaced); together with a finely tanned, fringed elk hide cover, of drawstring construction, painted in red & yellow, with a Spanish-style cross enclosed by a series of triangles.

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