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Painted muslin Ghost Dance shirt
Description Dakota Ghost Dance shirt made of unbleached muslin painted in blue and brown dyes. The shirt is in poor condition and, as a result, has been fully encapsulated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It was reportedly given to the donor's grandfather, of Sioux City, Iowa, by members of a Dakota tribe, circa 1889. Secured by a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Keewaydin Chapter, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 37 inches length
24 inches width
Nomenclature Shirt
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Charles, John H.
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Collected in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, United States
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Unclassified
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Shirts
Dates Discovery: Approximately 1889 - Not later than 1945

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 2414