Beaded cradleboard

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Description A full-size children's cradleboard, possibly Blackfeet or Salish, circa 1900. The cradleboard consists of a rigid wooden back with a cotton swaddle interior, framed by a halo-shaped fully beaded top composed of symmetrical floral designs on a white background and a body of beaded symmetrical florals on navy blue wool.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 39 1/2 inches length
14 inches width
4 inches depth
Nomenclature Cradleboard
Creation Made by (possibly) Sihasapa Indians
Made by (possibly) Salish Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Sihasapa Indians
Made by (possibly) Salish Indians
Used in United States
Siksika Indians.
Lakota Indians
Indian. Transportation. Land
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Creation: Not later than 1940
(Date object was donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8045.1

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