Beaded Leggings of Edward Bent Box Sr.
These leggings are made of smoked buckskin. There is fringe along the outer edge of the legging. Each legging is adorned with 6 buffalo head buttons and a strip of beadwork. The beadwork was originally part of a pair of leggings made from red wool felt. The beading was originally made in the 1950s. The beadwork strips have a white background with 2 geometric designs alternating. One design appears to be a tipi, in green, red, light and dark blue, and yellow. The other design bears two American flags and two other designs in green and gold. Along the top edge is a row of navy beading and along the lower edge is a row of green beading. The leggings were worn at a variety of events, but not Sun Dance.
Objects belonging to Edward Bent Box Sr. were donated to History Colorado in 2014 by his widow and executor of his estate, Diane Box. Their wishes were that his possessions return to Colorado, where he was born and lived much of his life.