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Hymnal and cover

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Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Printed hymnal ("Okodakiciye-Wakan Odawan") published by Thomas Whittaker and Church Literature Press, New York, New York, in 1894; this copy with its decorated cover formerly owned by Edna Peninger Biller (1879-1952), whose husband. Reverend George Biller, served as an Episcopal minister on the Rosebud Reservation between 1908 and 1912 and as bishop of South Dakota from 1912 to 1915; probably given by Edna Biller to her sister-in-law Kate Murial Biller Jones (1887-1972) and her husband, Reverend Frank Richard Jones (1876-1948), at an unknown date; inherited by Richard Gordon Taggart (1928-1997, a grandson of Kate and Richard Jones); donated to NMAI by Richard G. Taggart and his wife Doris Cyphers Taggart (1927-1997) in 1992.
Culture/People
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)
Previous owner
Edna Biller (Edna Peninger/Mrs. George Biller, Jr.), Non-Indian, 1879-1952
Richard G. Taggart (Richard Gordon Taggart), Non-Indian, 1928-1997
Doris C. Taggart (Doris Lu Cyphers/Mrs. Richard G. Taggart), Non-Indian, 1927-1997
Donor
Richard G. Taggart (Richard Gordon Taggart), Non-Indian, 1928-1997
Doris C. Taggart (Doris Lu Cyphers/Mrs. Richard G. Taggart), Non-Indian, 1927-1997
Previous owner
Reverend Frank R. Jones (Frank Richard Jones), Non-Indian, 1876-1948
Kate Jones (Kate Muriel Biller/Mrs. Frank R. Jones), Non-Indian, 1887-1972
Date created
1894-1915
Object Name
Hymnal and cover
Media/Materials
Paper, hide, porcupine quills, dye/dyes, thread
Techniques
Printed, bound, sewn, quilled (lane stitched)
Dimensions
22 x 15 x 2.5 cm
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Native Term
Wakan Cekiye Odowan (Holy Prayer Hymnal)
See related items
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Catalog Number
25/3885
Barcode
253885.000
Place
Rosebud Reservation; Todd County; South Dakota; USA (inferred)