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Mille Lacs Ojibwe beaded bandolier bag
Description Shoulder bag consists of a single piece of red wool folded into an unlined envelope pouch. The lower front has a loom-woven geometric beadwork panel with twenty beaded tabs suspended from the bottom edge. The design employs pink, blue, red, yellow and green glass seed beads on a white bead ground with a tan thread warp. The beaded tabs terminate in alternate red and blue wool yarn tassels. Blue ribbon edges the panel top. The pouch top is edged with ribbonwork in dark blue and greenish brown. The strap consists of two parts that have not been joined; each is red wool backed with printed tan cloth and faced with a strip of wide loom-woven geometric beadwork. Each strap has five beaded woven tabs that terminate in either yellow or red wool tassels. Black ribbon binds most of the pouch and strap edges. The bag was probably collected by Oscar E. Garrison [1825-1886] of Crow Wing County, Minnesota, who had served as a northern ranger during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War. While it's certainly possible this object was collected among the Dakota, the style in which it was made strongly indicates its Anishinaabe origin.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 3 3/4 inches width (strap width; strap not complete)
39 1/2 inches length (overall length as displayed flat)
8 1/2 inches length (pocket panel)
8 7/8 inches width (pocket panel)
4 inches width (panel above pocket)
8 inches length (pocket opening)
5 inches length (integrated fringe at top shoulder strap)
3 1/4 inches length (integrated fringe at bottom)
Nomenclature Bandolier bag
Creation Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Subjects Collected by: Garrison, Oscar E.
Received by: Garrison, Lewis Earnest
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Used in Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States
Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used in Mille Lacs, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Dakota Indians--Costume
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Bandolier
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1877 - Not later than 1886

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1982.67.1