Dakota painted parfleche container

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Description A Dakota rawhide parfleche case, circa the early 20th century. The case is box shaped and made from a single piece of leather laced at the four side seams with leather thong. The cover has a zigzag edge that is pierced with holes for fastening. A painted geometric pattern using red, yellow, blue, green and cream with a black ink outline decorates the sides and top. 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 40 centimeters width
19 centimeters height
23 centimeters depth
Nomenclature Box (container)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Used 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
Dakota Indians--Material culture
Dakota Indians--Social life and customs
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Dates Creation: Exactly 1911
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 7953.3.A

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