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Dakota woman's hide and wool dress
Description Hide dress has fringed short cape sleeves and an inverted "U" shape hem with long fringe in the center back and front. The neckline is bound with red wool interwoven with a hide strap. Two rows of pink, green, black and yellow beads are sewn from the shoulder to the end of the sleeve, and around the neck and yoke. Small tufts of red wool are sewn around the skirt at the hipline. The sides have hide insets with bead and wool trim. Small brass buttons are tied to some of the skirt fringe. The dress was collected by Col. John G. Clark while stationed at Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, in the 1860s.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 50 inches length
44 inches width
Nomenclature Dress (garment)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
Made by Dakota Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Used during U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Collected in Fort Rice, Morton County, North Dakota, United States
Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Dakota Indians.
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Dresses
Dates Creation: Approximately 1850 - Approximately 1860

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 69.54.4