Dakota parfleche envelope

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Titles Dakota parfleche envelope
Description A Dakota envelope-shaped container made of parfleche has a zigzag edge flap secured by thongs and two side seams sewn with leather strips, circa the early 20th century. 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
Materials rawhide
Creation Made by: Dakota Indians
Subjects Received by: Densmore, Frances Theresa
Red Fox, Chief
Used in: Standing Rock Reservation, 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
Identifiers 7953.2 (Accession Number)

User Comments

  • Sydney Taylor on January 24, 2019 10:27:11 AM
    I made this in Minnesota Studies class. I still use it!

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