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Standing Rock Dakota Spirit Keeping cushion
Alternate Title Ceremonial beaded cushion ()
Description Beaded cushion used in a spirit keeping ceremony. The cushion was collected by Frances and Margaret Densmore at Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota. The cushion features a blue and white beaded border surrounding horizontal lines in alternating white and red beads accented by dyed red down feathers. Tied to two corners of the cushion are pairs of tin jingle cones with red down feathers.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 19 1/2 inches length
11 inches width
1 1/2 inches height
Nomenclature Cushion
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made by Plains Indians
Made in Standing Rock Reservation, Sioux County, North Dakota, United States
Made in Standing Rock Reservation, Corson County, South Dakota, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Densmore, Frances Theresa
Made by Dakota Indians
Made by Plains Indians
Made in Standing Rock Reservation, Sioux County, North Dakota, United States
Made in Standing Rock Reservation, Corson County, South Dakota, United States
Used in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Building Furnishings. Bedding
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Unclassified
Dates Creation: Approximately 1890
Discovery: 1912
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 7959.1