Dakota quillwork slit pouch

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Description A Dakota leather belt pouch, circa 1840. A slot opening at the top of the fold provides access to either half. One face of the pouch is decorated with dyed quillwork arranged in a geometric pattern; the other face shows the remains of a quilled X shape. The pouch's short edges are bound with leather thongs; its long edges are beaded. The bag intended to be folded over the wearer's belt. Collected by Colonel Henry L. Carver, during Henry Sibley's 1863 Dakota expedition.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 12 1/2 inches length
5 inches width
Nomenclature Pouch
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Carver, Henry Ladd
Found at Dakota Territory, United States
Made by Dakota Indians
Used during U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Santee Indians--Costume
Sibley expedition, 1863
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Miscellaneous
Dates Creation: Approximately 1840
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6167.6

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