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Iroquois beaded velvet purse
Description A small Iroquois purse consisting of purple velvet and different colored flannel over a cardboard backing, covered in raised clear, green, red, gold and blue glass beads with a clear glass bead strap, circa the 1870s. Objects of this type were manufactured by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women in the Niagara Falls area for sale to Euro-American tourists during the second half of the 19th century. This piece was apparently collected from Dakota people, but was not manufactured by them.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 3 1/2 inches height
4 inches width
3 inches depth
Nomenclature Purse (bag)
Creation Made by Iroquois Indians
Subjects Made by Iroquois Indians
Used in Beaver Falls, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Dakota Indians--Minnesota--Birch Coulee--Commerce
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Miscellaneous
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1870 - Not later than 1879

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6587.3