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Beaded ornament
Description Two beaded fragments with leather fringe wrapped with porcupine quills and tin jingle cones, possibly Dakota, circa the 1860s or earlier. Both pieces feature blue and red beaded centerpieces; the larger is outlined with white beads. The fragments were collected during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War by Captain Charles J. Stees of the 6th Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company G, at Wild Goose-Nest Lake, Dakota Territory.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 6 inches length large beaded fragment
1 1/2 inches width large beaded fragment
1 1/2 inches diameter small beaded fragment
Nomenclature Ornament
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Captured by: Stees, Captain Charles J.
United States Army, 6th Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1862-1865), Company G
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Wild Goose Lake, Minnesota, United States
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Devil's Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Dates Discovery: 1862 - 1863

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.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6158.7