Dakota rattle with horsehair and ribbon tassel
Description A Dakota triangular rawhide rattle with a horsehair and ribbon tassel, circa the early 20th century or earlier. The pear-shaped rawhide body is over-stitched on either side, and seems to be filled with beans or seeds. The narrowest point of the body is sewn with a three-inch tanned leather band having a short self fringe encircling it. The band is wrapped and tied with red silk ribbon. Twelve inches of gray horsehair protrudes from the leather band.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 19 inches length (overall)
8 inches length (rattle)
12 inches length (horsehair)
3 inches width (overall)
Nomenclature Rattle
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Music
Dates Content: Not later than 1929
(Year object was donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.)
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 808.C

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