Dakota riding whip
|Description||A Dakota riding quirt or whip, circa the late 19th century. It is made of a tapered wood rod encased in a snug fitting beaded leather case. This covering appears to be made from a single piece of leather sewn with sinew; it has a short leather fringe sewn on each end. The beadwork is lazy-stitched in a geometric pattern using blue, green, white and gold seed beads. Two long leather lashes hang from one end of the rod. Opposite end of the rod has a hole through which a beaded leather strap is tied. This strap is plain on one side, and completely covered with geometric pattern lane-stitch beadwork on the other, using blue, white, green and pink glass seed beads. The end of the strap is split into two beaded strips, that each have a tin jingle cone ornament with a long lock of dyed yellow horsehair projecting from the larger end.
|Format||Content Category: artifacts
|Measurements||37 inches length
1 1/4 inches width
1 1/4 inches depth
|Creation||Made in United States
Made in United States
Used in United States
Used by Dakota Indians
Indians of North America--Great Plains--Horses.
Indian. Transportation. Land
|Dates||Creation: Not earlier than 1875 - Not later than 1899
(Late 19th century)
|Holding Type||3D Objects|