painting tools

Learn about painting tools and how colors were made with pigments.

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Rib bone painting tools held pigments so that the Northern Cheyenne could express themselves on many different surfaces. These expressions were used to tell the stories of great deeds as well as regular events.

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painting tools


Ribs of a buffalo (0:35)

Preparing the tools (0:56)

What was painted and why (2:09)

Paint pigments (4:14)