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Flathead or Kootenai Salish beaded cradleboard
Description Beaded cradleboard with a floral motif. The cradleboard has been variously attributed to Flathead Indians (Salish) and to Blackfeet Indians (possibly the Algonquin Siksika or the Dakota Sihasapa).
A full-size child's cradleboard consisting 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. The style of this cradleboards indicates a Kootenai or Flathead (both interior Salish peoples of the northern Plateau) origin.
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) Blackfeet (Sihasapa Dakota)
Made by (possibly) Salish Indians
Made by (possibly) Algonquin Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Blackfeet (Sihasapa Dakota)
Made by (possibly) Salish Indians
Made by (possibly) Algonquin Indians
Used in United States
Siksika Indians.
Lakota Indians
Indian. Transportation. Land
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Content: Donation date
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 8045.1