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Dakota umbilical Amulet

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Alternate Title Dakota dance charm ()
Description A Dakota umbilical amulet, circa the mid-20th century or earlier. It consists of an ovoid leather pouch covered in glass seed beadwork arranged into equal, alternating quadrants of red and blue, with yellow, white and blue bands separating each quadrant. Leather thongs terminating in metal bells extend from two points at the pouch's narrowest points. One of the thongs retains a red bead; three are missing bells. All retain remnants of porcupine quillwork covering.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 17 1/2 inches length
1 5/16 inches width
Nomenclature Charm
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Owned/used by: Cole, Colonel Haydn S.
Made by Dakota Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Amulets
Dates Use: Not later than 1939
Date donated
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.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 7891.1
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