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Dakota parfleche container
Description A Dakota container made of rawhide parfleche with a round seamed bottom and a single side seam sewn with leather thong, circa the early 20th century. The seams are bound in purple wool. The flap cover is secured with leather thongs. The container is painted in a red, yellow, green, blue and black geometric pattern on the front; the back is painted with a blue "X". The container was collected by Frances and Margaret Densmore at Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dakota and South Dakota. They reported that it was tied to a horse's saddle and used to collect wild turnips.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 46.5 centimeters height
28 centimeters diameter
Nomenclature Box (container)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Densmore, Frances Theresa
Collected by: Densmore, Miss Margaret
Made by Dakota Indians
Collected in Standing Rock Reservation, United States
Dakota Indians--Food
Dakota Indians
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Dates Creation: Exactly 1911
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 7953.1