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Plains game bag
68.118.3

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Description A Plains Indian (probably Dakota) "possibles" bag of tanned hide decorated with glass beads and tinned-iron cones with horsehair inserts. The beadwork comprises a front panel of five contiguous horizontal bands and a vertical band covering each end. This panel includes two dark blue bands separating white bands, each superimposed with three symmetrical crosses in red, white and both blues. The vertical seams of each end are sewn with five pairs of cones binding dyed horsehair inserts. The bag has an undecorated flap closure with three leather ties.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 16 inches width
14 inches height
4 inches depth
Nomenclature Bag (generic container)
Creation Made by Plains Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Plains Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used by Plains Indians
Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used in United States
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Hunting
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1850 - Not later than 1900

Use: Approximately 1880
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 68.118.3
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