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Spot-stitched beaded leather knife sheath
Description Leather knife sheath covered with cotton- velvet and bound with red wool tape. Front features applied loom-woven panel of multicolored glass seed beads featuring geometric designs. Bottom of bag has integrated thread loop fringe, each terminating in a red wool tassel.
Leather knife sheath covered with cotton-velvet and bound with red wool tape. Binding also forms a loop handle at opening and extends past fringe at base point. Front side features applied loom-woven panel of multicolored glass seed beads in geometric designs on white bead background. Integrated fringe on bottom of sheath consists of eleven thread loops of white, turquoise and blue glass seed beads each terminating in a red wool tassel. 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 12 1/2 inches length
3 1/2 inches width
2 1/4 inches length average fringe length
Nomenclature Sheath (case)
Beadwork
Creation Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Indian. Armaments. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Discovery: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1833