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Dakota bandolier bag shot pouch
Description A small Dakota bandolier bag or shot pouch constructed of navy blue felted wool with a leather panel at center, circa the mid-19th century or earlier. The leather 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 U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
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)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Stees, Captain Charles J.
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865), Company G
Made by Dakota Indians
Collected in 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
Restrictions Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6158.5

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