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Ojibwe bandolier bag
Ojibwe cotton-velvet bandolier bag with spot-stitch front pocket, decorated with multicolored glass seed and cut steel beads. Beadwork consists of curvilinear floral designs on a white and translucent bead background with herringbone-stitch embroidery on binding in red and white threads. Bag has long netted thread fringe with blue and green glass bugle beads. Inside the bag was a note that read, "To our Bishop Rt. Rev. Henry Benjamin Whipple, Faribault, Minnesota Christmas present from Mr. Wm Wilkins Davis Smith and Mrs. Emily Smith. White Earth, Becker Company, Minnesota."
Content Category: artifacts
37 1/2 inches length (bag overall length, including binding extensions)
5 1/4 inches width (strap at widest)
13 1/2 inches width (pocket panel)
11 1/2 inches height (pocket panel)
5 7/8 inches height (area above pocket panel)
12 inches width (pocket opening)
4 1/2 inches length (average fringe length)
velvet (fabric weave)
Made by: Ojibwe Indians
Made in: White Earth, Becker County, Minnesota, United States
Presented by: Smith, William Wilkins Davis
Presented by: Smith, Mrs. Emily
Owned/used by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Bandolier
Creation: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901 (Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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1978 (Accession Number)