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Dakota parfleche container

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Description A box-shaped Dakota rawhide case made from a single piece of leather, circa the early 20th century. Leather thongs lace four side seams. The cover edge is zigzagged and punched with holes for fastening. A painted geometric design decorates the sides and top in shades of red, yellow, blue, green, and cream. Owned Red Fox, a Dakota Chief living on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 16 inches width
9 inches depth
7 1/2 inches height
Nomenclature Box (container)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Given by: Red Fox, Chief
Received by: Densmore, Frances Theresa
Made by Dakota Indians
Used in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Standing Rock Reservation, United States
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Dates Creation: Exactly 1911
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 7953.3.B
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