Game bag

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Titles Game bag
Description A leather game bag, possibly Dakota, with flap and tie closure, circa the mid-20th century or earlier. The pouch portion of one side of the bag is decorated with horizontal orange lines formed by dyed porcupine quills. Remnants of blue feathers suggest that vertical feathered lines originally crossed the horizontal quilled ones. The bag's sides are decorated with geometric beadwork panels and conical tinkler cones terminating in tufts of dyed horsehair. Horsehair cones attached to quilled leather ties also decorate the bag closer to its flap opening. A final beadwork panel decorates the top of the flap.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 18 inches height
23 inches width
Nomenclature saddlebag (container)
Materials buckskin
glass (material)
quill (spine material)
Creation Made by (possibly): Dakota Indians
Subjects Used in: United States
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Hunting
Indian. Transportation. Land
Dates Creation: Not later than 1940
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8034.34 (Accession Number)

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