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Plains beaded and quilled game bag

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Description A Plains, possibly Dakota or Cheyenne, beaded leather bag constructed of tanned leather sewn with commercial thread, circa the mid-19th century. The exterior is decorated with columns of dyed red feathers, rows of dyed red porcupine quillwork, and tin jingle cone ornaments terminating in dyed red horsehair decorating the edges of the bag. The sides and top flap are decorated with geometric patterns of beadwork in green, white, black, red and yellow.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 13 3/4 inches height
8 1/4 inches width
2 1/4 inches depth
Nomenclature Bag (costume accessory)
Creation Made by Plains Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Cheyenne Indians
Made in United States
Subjects Made by Plains Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Cheyenne Indians
Made in United States
Indians of North America--Clothing.
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Miscellaneous
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Hunting
Dates Creation: Approximately 1850 - Approximately 1875

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6243.2
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