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Ojibwe bandolier bag
Ojibwe bandolier bag with back pocket, spot-stitch decorated with multicolored glass seed beads in a curvilinear floral design on a translucent bead background. Bag is bound with green ribbon and features netted thread fringe made of blue and yellow glass beads with red wool tassels.This bag employs similar bead color combinations and motifs to those found in bandolier bag #1520 that was made for Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple by Sophia Smith. Sophia was a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and wife to Episcopal Lay Minister Fred Smith.
Content Category: artifacts
45 1/4 inches length (bag overall length, including binding extensions)
5 5/8 inches width (strap at widest)
18 3/4 inches width (pocket panel)
15 3/4 inches height (pocket panel)
6 1/2 inches width (pocket opening)
2 3/4 inches length (average fringe length)
Made by (possibly): Smith, Sophia
Made by: Ojibwe Indians
Made in: Minnesota, United States
Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Bandolier
Creation: Approximately 1890 - Approximately 1901
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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1498 (Accession Number)