Northern Plains Beaded Hide Vest, with Boy Scout Imagery

thread and sinew-sewn; beaded using a variety of colorful glass beads; chest embellished with the Boy Scout's crest of fleur-de-lis, a U.S. shield, and eagle; below illustrates the Scout's oath with  a cross (God), American flag (Country), and scout hat (Scout's Oath); hide thong ties terminate with elk teeth, walrus ivory buttons with circle and dot design, and serrated shark's teeth topped with copper cap
length 18.5 in. x chest 45 in.
early 20th century


Noted by consignor: This vest came from "Crow Indian Country in Montana, an old family collection.  Family history is that it was made for one of the founders of the BSA".

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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