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Dakota bandolier bag or shot pouch
Description Handmade Dakota pouch constructed of navy blue felted wool with a buckskin panel at center. The buckskin is worked in a bird motif using dyed red, blue, white, black and orange quills. Above the pouch opening, on the back side, is a projection with two ear-like flaps edged in white, green and blue glass seed beads. Conical metal jingle ornaments (tinkler cones) dangle from the fringe on the front panel and from the bottom of the pouch. Traces of an applied bird skin remain on the front of the pouch. A strip of calico cotton serves as a shoulder strap and is tied to the pouch. The pouch was obtained by Captain Charles J. Stees of the 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G, at Wild Goose Lake, Minnesota, during the 1862 U.S. - Dakota War.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 28 1/4 inches length overall length
1 3/4 - 2 inches width strap width
6 inches length pocket panel
7 inches width pocket panel
2 3/4 inches width pull worked panel
3 3/4 inches length wool ear flap
1 inch length irregular tinkler cone fringe
Nomenclature Bag (costume accessory)
Quillwork
Beadwork
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects United States Army, 6th Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1862-1865), Company G
Captured by: Stees, Captain Charles J.
Made by Dakota Indians
Wild Goose Lake, Minnesota, United States
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Dakota Indians--Costume.
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Miscellaneous
Dates Discovery: Approximately 1862
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6158.5