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Dakota quillwork leather vest
Description Dakota vest made of leather with porcupine quill floral designs, two small front pockets, and plaid lining. This vest, among other items, was donated by a medical doctor who received them after successfully treating a smallpox epidemic at Lower Brule Agency, South Dakota in the early 1890s. The plants represented in quillwork designs often carry specific meanings for the maker and wearer and may also serve to pass on plant knowledge.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 19 1/4 inches length center back length
15 inches width shoulder width
Nomenclature Vest (garment)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Sisseton, Roberts County, South Dakota, United States
Made in Lower Brule, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Hurd, Dr. Nathan Reynolds
Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Sisseton, Roberts County, South Dakota, United States
Made in Lower Brule, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States
Used in Minnesota, United States
Lower Brule Agency
Dakota Indians--Costume.
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Breechcloths
Indian. Clothing. Outerwear. Coats & Vests
Dates Creation: Approximately 1890 - Approximately 1899

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9539.4