This wool Apsaalooke dress from 2014 by Wendy Red Star is adorned with rows and rows of replica elk teeth. 100 years ago, they would have been real. The Apsaalooke (Crow) adorned these dresses with only the elk's "ivories", which were once tusks grown by prehistoric ancestors, now evolved into canines in modern elk. Each dress represents hundreds of each family's successful hunts, worn for special occasions. only about ten dresses made from all real elk teeth remain. It's one of my favorite pieces at Saint Louis Art Museum. I am so grateful my place of employment is also my favorite place.