Buffalo Tail Necklace

When bison are first born, they are yellow in colour. The six buffalo tails on this necklace are symbolic of the story of the six children who went up to the sky to become the Bunch Stars, also known as Pleiades. Old Sun, leader of the Medicine Man Clan of the northern Siksika wore this necklace when he was a child. It reminds adults not to neglect the wishes of their children.

Siksika
Glenbow Museum
c. mid 1800s
Necklace
AF 358
© Glenbow Museum


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