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Dakota painted parfleche container

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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)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Sihasapa Indians
Made in United States
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Sihasapa Indians
Made in United States
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
ID Number 8643.3
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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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