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Lower Brule Dakota beaded ball
Description Grapefruit-size ball, possibly a 'puberty ball,' divided into four color sections by dark blue beads. Sections of beads include red, light blue, pink with blue, yellow, and green patterns. There is a pink cord coming out of the ball. Collected at either the Lower Brule Indian Agency, Lower Brule, South Dakota or the Crow Creek Indian Agency, Fort Thompson, South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 4 inches diameter
Nomenclature Balls for sports
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Used at: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota
Used at: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota
Made by Dakota Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Used in Lower Brule, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States
Used in Fort Thompson, Buffalo County, South Dakota, United States
Used in Minnesota, United States
Dakota Indians--Beadwork
Indian. Recreation. Games. Traditional
Dates Creation: Exactly 1890
Restrictions Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9492.6