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Dakota or Ojibwe loom-woven beaded garters
Description Pair of loom-woven beaded bands, in a matching but not identical, geometric design. Predominant colors are light and dark blue, pink, red, yellow, green, and white. Ends are bound with blue wool tape and each has two braided tassels at one end consisting of blue and red wool yarn. While it's certainly possible these garters were collected among the Dakota, the style in which they were made strongly indicates their Anishinaabe origin.
Quantity 1 pair items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 14 1/2 inches length (A)
3 3/8 inches width (A)
3 1/2 inches length (A. fringe length)
14 1/2 inches length (B)
3 1/2 inches width (B)
3 1/8 inches length (B. fringe length)
Nomenclature Garter
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bands
Dates Discovery: Not earlier than 1860 - Not later than 1901

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1837.A,B