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Dakota war flag
Alternate Title Dakota headdress ()
Description Dakota war flag collected during Henry Sibley's 1863 expedition into Dakota Territory in the aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The banner consists of a red wool band to which several dozen hawk feathers have been attached; some feathers have detached completely. Clusters of wool ribbon and porcupine quill-wrapped leather thongs (sometimes terminating in small, downy feathers) decorate the length of the band. The band's bottom edge is stitched with a leather thong.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 49 inches length laid flat
12 inches width including feathers; laid flat
Nomenclature Banner
Subjects Source: Henry Hastings Sibley Expedition
Used by Dakota Indians
Collected in Dakota Territory, United States
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Civil War
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Unclassified
Dates Creation: Approximately 1840
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 6167.1