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Dakota parfleche container
Description Container made of parfleche (rawhide) has a round seamed bottom and a single side seam sewn with leather thong. 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, Sioux County, North Dakota, United States
Collected in Standing Rock Reservation, Corson County, South Dakota, 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