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Lower Brule Dakota beaded ball
Description Ball covered with beadwork, possibly a 'puberty ball.' The surface is quartered by dark blue beads, with the resulting sections filled in with multicolor beadwork. Collected at either at 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 3 1/4 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 1880
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 9492.7