John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
Indian Ghost-Dance Shirt
Indian Ghost-Dance Shirt

I've had this neat Ghost-Dance â€‹shirt in my personal collection for many years.  It's made of white muslin and painted with designs that were meant to protect the wearer from their enemy's bullets. There's a similar shirt pictured on page 246 of " The Plains Indian"(pictures included in photo's). The shirt has had two minor seams open up which is a easy repair if you want to fix but I prefer to leave it as I found it. On the front of the blouse there are two sinew wrapped cones where feathers had at one time dangled. This is a really great piece rarely seen for sale these days.

Price: $8,500.00