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Dakota parfleche envelope
Description Envelope-shaped container made of parfleche (rawhide) has a zigzag edge flap secured by thongs and two side seams sewn with leather strips. A painted geometric pattern in red, yellow, blue and green decorates the two sides; the pattern is different on each side. The box was given to Frances Densmore by the wife of Red Fox upon Densmore's adoption by him. Red Fox was a Dakota Chief living on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 14 3/4 inches length
8 7/8-9 /34 inches height
1 1/4 inches thick
Nomenclature Pouch
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Received by: Densmore, Frances Theresa
Red Fox, Chief
Made by Dakota Indians
Used in Standing Rock Reservation, Sioux County, North Dakota, United States
Used in Standing Rock Reservation, Corson County, South Dakota, United States
Used in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Dakota Indians--Social life and customs
Dakota Indians--Material culture
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Dates Creation: Exactly 1911
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 7953.2