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Ojibwe Midewiwin carved bone necklace
Description Necklace, circa 1860, is an open loop of four strings that are joined by a 1.5 inch wide strap of leather at the center back. Strung on each string are carved pieces of bone, each approximately 2.5 x 1 inch, alternately colored red and green. Each string terminates in carved bone reminiscent of a projectile point, colored red. This necklace would drape around the neck and upper chest of the wearer.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 53 1/2 inches length
1 1/2 inches width leather strap
Nomenclature Necklace
Creation Made in United States
Made by Unidentified tribe
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Made in United States
Made by Unidentified tribe
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used in United States
Dakota Indians--Costume.
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1860 - Not later than 1869

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 67.199.13