Joe Campbell's activist outfit

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Titles Joe Campbell's activist outfit
Description An outfit of everyday clothing worn by Joe Campbell, an anti-nuclear activist from the Prairie Island Indian Community of Mdewakanton Dakota, circa the late 20th century. The outfit consists of a denim shirt (purchased at Kaplan Brothers Inc. with beading by Richard Mason of Red Lake), vest (made by Patty Beaulieu of Leech Lake), mended jeans (probably purchased at Kaplan Brothers), bandana scarf (gift of Wilbur Sloskis of Oregon), cotton hat, two commemorative ribbon pins (one received when Campbell attended the funeral of Walter Bresette, February 1999), and a pack of "WALT'S / SHOE SERVICE / RED WING SHOES" matches. This was Campbell's "uniform," worn on most public or official occasions. All the pieces were made for or given to Campbell and have special significance. Because they were gifts to him, he needed to ask permission of the givers in order to donate the items. See also Campbell's Red Wing boots and box (2009.140.2-A-C).
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 33 inches height (2009.140.1.A, shirt)
38 inches width (2009.140.1.A, shirt)
25 inches height (2009.140.1.B, vest)
26 inches width (2009.140.1.B, vest)
40 1/2 inches height (2009.140.1.C, jeans)
23 inches width (2009.140.1.C, jeans)
8 inches diameter (2009.140.1.D, bandana scarf)
22 inches circumference (2009.140.1.D, bandana scarf)
4 inches height (2009.140.1.E, hat)
11 1/4 inches diameter (2009.140.1.E, hat)
5 3/4 inches length (pin attached to hat 2009.140.1.E)
4 1/2 inches length (2009.140.1.F, pin attached to vest 2009.140.1.B)
2 1/4 inches height (2009.140.1.G, pack of matches)
1 1/2 inches width (2009.140.1.G, pack of matches)
Nomenclature outfit
Materials denim
glass (material)
cotton (textile)
ribbon (material)
Creation Made by: Beaulieu, Patty
Made by: Mason, Richard
Made by: McCloud, Sylvia
Made by: Ojibwe Indians
Subjects Owned/used by: Campbell, Joseph B.
Given by: Fontenot, Willie
Used by: Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
Retailed by: Kaplan Brothers
Bresette, Walter
Mississippi River Basin Alliance
Used by: Mdewakanton Indians
Dakota Indians
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear
Clothing. Men's Shirts
Clothing. Men's Pants
Clothing. Men's Vests
Clothing. Men's Accessories. Ties & Scarves
Clothing. Men's Hats & Headgear
Dates Creation: Not later than 1999 (Date object was donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2009.140.1.A-G (Accession Number)

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