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Dakota parfleche container
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.
Content Category: artifacts
46.5 centimeters height
28 centimeters diameter
Made by: Dakota Indians
Collected by: Densmore, Frances Theresa
Collected by: Densmore, Margaret
Collected in: Standing Rock Reservation, United States
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Creation: Exactly 1911
Minnesota Historical Society Collections
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
7953.1 (Accession Number)