Quilled arm bands

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Description A pair of armbands, possibly Dakota, circa the mid- to late 19th century. Each armband is composed of three leather bands wrapped with blue and white porcupine quills fastened in circlet with thong knots. Three leather cords wrapped with quills are attached at circlet closure.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 4 inches diameter (1885.A)
9 inches length (1885.A, average cord length)
4 inches diameter (1885.B)
8 1/2 inches length (1885.B, average cord length)
Nomenclature Armlet
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bands and Belts
Dates Creation: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901
(Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1885.A,B

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