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Ojibwe beaded knife sheath
Description Cloth knife sheath has a olive green cloth front sewn in a lazy-stitch floral pattern of green, blue, yellow, pink, white and clear beads. The reverse is purple cloth with black dots lined in newsprint, with two pink ribbons attached at top. The sheath is edged with glass tube beads that are looped in strands of blue, green and clear beads. While it's certainly possible this object was collected among the Dakota, the style in which it was made strongly indicates its Anishinaabe origin. Possibly made as a tourist item.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 15 inches length
5 1/2 inches width
Nomenclature Sheath (case)
Creation Made in United States
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Made by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Ojibwe Indians
Indian. Armaments. Accessories
Dates Creation: Not later than 1900

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6300.4