Dakota bundle remnants
Description A Dakota set of beaded wool tabs from the feet and tail of a traditional otterskin Medicine Lodge bag, circa the mid-19th to early 20th century. The tabs feature abstract beaded images in a cascading effect on wool with silk ribbon edging. Collected by Colonel Henry L. Carver, during Henry Sibley's 1863 Dakota expedition.
Quantity 5 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 15 1/2 inches length (6167.8.1)
3 1/2 inches width (6167.8.1)
3 1/2 inches height (6167.8.2 - 6167.8.5, each)
2 1/2 inches width (6167.8.2 - 6167.8.5, each)
Nomenclature Bag (container)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Carver, Henry Ladd
Made by Dakota Indians
Collected in Dakota Territory, United States
Indians of North America--Dakota Territory--Costume.
Indians of North America--Dakota Territory--Beadwork.
Dakota Indians--Beadwork.
Dakota Indians--Costume.
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
1863 Dakota Expedition
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Amulets
Dates Creation: Approximately 1863 - Not later than 1922

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
Identifiers 6167.8.1-5

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