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Beaded vest
65.36.1, front
65.36.1, back

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Description A vest, possibly Dakota, made of leather covered with lane-stitch beadwork motifs against a white bead background, circa 1900. The edges of the vest are bordered with a blue band. The front motif includes triangular-elements and ribbons and leather fringe along the front opening and bottom hem. The back of the vest is adorned with two quilled lizard or turtle shaped umbilical amulets.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 13 inches length excluding fringe
14 inches width
8 3/4 inches width shoulder width
Nomenclature Vest (garment)
Creation Made in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, United States
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Owned/used by: Swain, Mr. Bert T.
Made in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, United States
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Breechcloths
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Coats & Vests
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Restrictions Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 65.36.1
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