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Dakota turtle-shaped umbilical amulet
Description Leather turtle-shaped umbilical cord case. The amulet consists of a turtle shape with head, tail, and four legs on a round body. It has blue beads sewn along the edge; the top is lazy-stitched with a checkerboard pattern of red and white glass seed beads. A thread loop strung with seed beads is attached to the seam at either side of the head. The underside of the amulet is tanned leather.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 1/2 inches length
3 inches width
1.25 inches depth
Nomenclature Amulet
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Amulets
Dates Content: Date donated
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
ID Number 808.O