Plains beaded burlap and wool case

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Description Plains burlap and wool case decorated with geometric beadwork. Collected by Frances Densmore from the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 1/2 inches length
2 7/8 inches width
Nomenclature Case (container)
Creation Made by Plains Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Densmore, Frances Theresa
Made by Plains Indians
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in Standing Rock Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Used in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Dakota Indians--Costume.
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Miscellaneous
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1850 - Exactly 1912
(Stylistically, case dates to the last half of the 19th century.)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 7959.2

User Comments

  • danek mozdzenski on September 15, 2015 06:08:44 PM

    this is a very northern plains signalling mirror case,worn by warriors- Cree ,Blackfoot,Sarcee ,Stoney and sometimes Assiniboine and Kutenai and Saskatchewan Ojibwe so mostly in Canada.Missing is the otter fur neck -strap.Note that it is flat -stitch ,which was almost never used by the Sioux.Many examples in historic photographs from Canada.Easy access to images of Crowfoot who was almost never without one.Check it out.

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