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Dakota snakeskin charm
Description Snakeskin charm collected from Dakota Indians by Reverend Gideon Pond in 1863. The skin is decorated along its length with red and blue cloth ribbons and the shafts of feathers that have lost (or been stripped of) their barbs.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 4 1/2 inches length
1 1/2 inches width
Nomenclature Charm
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Used by Dakota Indians
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Amulets
Dates Creation: Not later than 1863
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 39.E11