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Cowrie shell and white beaded necklace
Description This necklace consists of tubular white glass beads and inter-spaced cowrie shells on a cotton string. Necklaces of this type are frequently worn by women during Midewiwin ceremony. Originally attributed as Dakota but could also be used by the Ojibwe.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 12 3/4 inches length (storage box)
9 1/8 inches width (storage box)
Nomenclature Necklace
Subjects Received by: Gottwerth, A. L.
Used at Sisseton, Roberts County, South Dakota, United States
Used by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Indian. Exchange Media
Trade & Industry. Major Industry. Fur Trade
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Midewiwin
Dates Creation: Not later than 1961

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
Identifiers 61.94.11

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