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Ceremonial eagle feather fan
Description Dakota ceremonial eagle feather side drop peyote style dance fan, circa 1870. The fan is comprised of seven (7) leather bound eagle feathers attached to a beaded handle with a braided rope fringe. Arthur M. Kingsbury used this fan during performances with the Calumet Indian Dancers of St. Paul, Minnesota, a group of non-Indian teenagers.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 27 inches length
28 inches width
11/16 inch diameter handle
Nomenclature Fan (costume accessory)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Used by: Calumet Indian Dancers
Made by Dakota Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Used in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Canes & Fans
Dates Creation: Approximately 1870
Use: 1944 - 1969
Used in performances with the Calumet Indian Dancers
Content: 1969 Date donated
Restrictions Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 69.154.2