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Prairie Island Dakota pincushion whimsy
Description Pincushion made by a Dakota artist or artist at the Prairie Island Indian Reservation, Minnesota. Pincushion consists of pink fabric in the shape of a heart sewn with beads reading "1934" in the upper left corner, a whirling log / whirlwind symbol in the upper right, and a diamond pattern at the center. The pincushion was donated by Native American ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 4 1/2 inches height
4 1/4 inches width
1 inch depth
Nomenclature Pincushion
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Prairie Island Reservation, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Densmore, Frances Theresa
Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Prairie Island Reservation, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Dakota Indians--Beadwork.
Dakota Indians--Needlework.
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Pincushions
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Decoration & Weaving
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1934 - Not later than 1937
The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 added an additional 414 acres to the Prairie Island reservation. In 1938, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Lock and Dam Number 3, which flooded Community land including burial mounds and created a larger floodplain, leaving the tribe with only 300 livable acres.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 7848.23.1