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Man's Coat


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Faw Faw, a religious movement named after its founder William Faw Faw (Waw-no-she), an Otoe-Missouria prophet, advocated a return to traditional Native ways. Images from Faw Faw’s visionary experience inspired the beaded and interconnected horses, human figures, buffalo skulls, and cedar trees depicted on this coat. The human hands and horned panthers are associated with ancient mythic traditions of the Western Great Lakes and Eastern Plains, while the flags may symbolize patriotism and power.

Man's Coat, Wool cloth, glass beads, silk ribbon, metal sequins, brass buttons, Otoe-Missouria

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