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Standing Rock Dakota painted parfleche container
Description Parfleche (rawhide) 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, Sioux County, North Dakota, United States
Used in Standing Rock Reservation, Corson County, South Dakota, 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
ID Number 7953.3.A