The lot features a unique circa 1890-1900’s hide young boys first war shirt with wonderful beadwork from the Plateau Native American Indians. The piece shows an Indian tanned hide construction with period correct glass trade seed beaded panels. The beadwork is all linear geometric being both sinew and trade thread sewn, typical of the pieces age. The beadwork shows colors of greasy yellow, sky padre blue, Cheyenne pink, medium greasy green and cobalt. The war shirt shows the typical design with long beaded panels stretching from the chest over the shoulders to the back. The back of the shirt shows three oblong diamond shapes beaded in Cheyenne pink. The panels are accompanied by a row of long hand cut hide fringe which cut glass Czech trade beads. The arms show a short row of fringe which is also shown on the neckline an along the base of the shirt. The shirt itself has a nice coloring from age and use. Provenance: From a large Montana American Indian Collection. The shirt measures 36”L across the arms by 18.5”L. Young Boys's war shirts are very rare with this piece being similar to the example sold by Cowan's in their 2013 sale for $8,000.