Dakota painted and beaded hide shirt
69.54.3, right
69.54.3, left
69.54.3, back left shoulder

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Description A Dakota leather shirt, circa 1850. The shirt's shape is based on the natural contours of the hides and has long sleeves with a cape-like upper arm. The shirt is painted yellow on the bottom and brown and blue on the top. Bands of quill work decorate the shoulders and sleeves. The shirt was collected by Colonel John G. Clark of the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War. The shirt reportedly belonged to Chief Black Catfish of the Yankton Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 58 inches length
44 inches width
Nomenclature Shirt
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Owned/used by: Black Catfish, Chief
Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
Used by: United States, Army, Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 50th (1865-1866)
Made by Dakota Indians
Used at Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Collected in Fort Rice, Morton County, North Dakota, United States
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Yankton Indians--Costume.
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Shirts
Dates Creation: Approximately 1850
Discovery: Not earlier than 04/1865 - Not later than 06/1866
(Dates of service of the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 69.54.3

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