Dakota quilled medicine bag necklace
Description A Dakota leather pouch with ribbon strap that may have been used as a medicine pouch, circa the mid-19th to early 20th century. Porcupine quillwork on one side of the pouch depicts a human-like figure with eyes, an open mouth and raised arms. Quillwork on the opposite side of the pouch forms a rectangle shape. Additional quillwork lines the top of the pouch and one of its sides.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 27 inches height (with strap)
4 inches width
4 inches length
Nomenclature Pouch
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Made in United States
Used in United States
Dakota Indians--Costume
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Healing
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Pipe & Tobacco
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1835 - Not later than 1916

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.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 540.E165

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