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Mitchelene BigMan's Color Guard Dress

Displaying valor and leadership in the military

In the 2013 presidential inaugural parade, Mitchelene BigMan (Apsáalooke [Crow]/Hidatsa). wore this jingle dress (powwow dress) with military patches representing her status as a Native American woman, U.S. Army veteran, and founding president of Native American Women Warriors.

Native American Women Warriors Color Guard dress

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Date created
2010
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Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)
Clothing/Garments
Catalog Number
26/9335
Barcode
269335.000
Collection History
One of the first dresses created by the artist for the Native American Women Warriors Color Guard; donated to NMAI by the artist in 2014.
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Culture/People
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)
Artist/Maker
Mitchelene Big Man (BigMan), Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)/Minitari (Hidatsa)
Previous owner
Mitchelene Big Man (BigMan), Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)/Minitari (Hidatsa)
Donor
Mitchelene Big Man (BigMan), Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)/Minitari (Hidatsa)
Subject
Private First Class Lori Piestewa, Hopi Pueblo, 1979-2003
Place
Pueblo; Pueblo County; Colorado; USA (inferred)
Object Name
Native American Women Warriors Color Guard dress
Media/Materials
Synthetic fabric, cotton cloth, metal cones, garment patch, sequins, thread
Techniques
Sewn, appliquéd, glued, embroidered
Dimensions
127.0 x 63.5 cm
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
Object Type
Clothing/Garments
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b4a20ac7-ff7a-44b6-a5f0-b71b502d3318
Record ID
NMAI_410472
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