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Plains cradleboard cover
Description A Plains, possibly Dakota or Gros Ventre (Atsina), cradleboard cover, circa unknown but stylistically dated to the mid to late 19th century. The cradleboard cover features a heavily beaded red wool top with a five pointed star amid crosses and stripes in yellow, light green, pink, red, light blue and dark blue beads. The top terminates in a beaded tab with leather fringe. The body of the cradleboard cover is composed of dark blue wool.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 48 inches length
30 inches width
5 inches depth
Nomenclature Cradleboard
Creation Made by Plains Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Gros Ventre Indians
Subjects Made by Plains Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Gros Ventre Indians
Used in United States
Dakota Indians--Children
Atsina Indians--Children
Indian. Building Furnishings. Bedding
Indian. Transportation. Land
Dates Creation: Date unknown
Content: Exactly 1920
Date donated
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6037.1