Dakota hide quillwork man's shirt
69.54.2, detail
Description A Dakota man's hide shirt has long sleeves with a cape-like upper arm that has long fringed tails hanging from the elbow, circa 1850. The bottom of the shirt repeats these tails. Bands of quillwork in yellow, blue and red run down the arms; they are edged in a double row of blue beads and fringe hangs from the quillwork. Bands of quillwork also run from waist front, over shoulder, and down the back. The neck band is made of olive wool. At the center front and back are "U" shaped quillwork ornaments with fringe. The shirt was collected by Colonel John G. Clark, who was stationed at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory from 1865 - 1866 with the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 56 inches length
46 inches width
Nomenclature Shirt
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Clark, Colonel John Garvin
United States, Army, Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 50th (1865-1866)
Collected in Fort Rice, Morton County, North Dakota, United States
Made by Dakota Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Used during U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Used at Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Dakota Indians.
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Shirts
Dates Creation: Approximately 1850
Discovery: Not earlier than 1865 - 1866

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 69.54.2

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