Dakota painted parfleche container

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Titles Dakota painted parfleche container
Description A large Dakota, possibly Sihasapa Dakota, envelope-type container made of parfleche, circa the 19th century. The container is painted red, green, yellow and blue.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 26 inches height
16 inches width
3 inches depth
Nomenclature container (receptacle)
Materials parfleche
Creation Made by: Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly): Sihasapa Indians
Made in: United States
Subjects Sihasapa Indians--Material culture
Dakota Indians--Material culture
Indian. Containers & Holders. Storing
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1800 - Not later than 1899
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society, Museum Collections, Gift of Edith Ann Winston
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8643.3 (Accession Number)

User Comments

  • Agnes Szanyi on March 21, 2012 03:31:34 PM
    This parfleche is illustrated in page 177 of "The American Indian Parfleche" by Gaylord Torrence. According to the writer it's a Blackfeet (Piegan?) envelope, ca. 1885. There is not any connection with the Blackfeet-Lakota. The design structure of this parfleche is not Lakota absolutely.

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