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Buffalo Robe
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Length: 12:38

Last fall, the SIU University Museum displayed a rare 1860s-'70s-circa buffalo robe depicting brave deeds of the Oglala and Lakota Sioux Indians. Donated by the family of the late William McAndrew, SIUC's first sports director, the robe was acquired by McAndrew's father, a former judge, during his travels in the American West. WSIU's Jak Tichenor follows the robe from storage to display setup and talks with curator Lori Huffman about the robe's unique features, including realistic images of horses, complete with open eyes and flowing manes. Huffman also shares that the Smithsonian Institute has identified the robe as the largest of its kind with bison hair still intact.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 410