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Comanche Robe

HUMANITIES, July/August 2009 | Volume 30, Number 4

This painted Comanche hide, which dates from the mid nineteenth century, served as a robe for a child. There are very few such robes in existence, and it is a rare example of Comanche clothing in a museum collection east of the Mississippi. Wake Forest ( has received NEH support for conservation of some of the museum’s artifacts, including this robe.