Minnesota Historical Society M-Flame Logo

Shell button

NOTE: Collections items are not for sale. You may, however, purchase a reproduction image of this item if you see a "BUY" button.

Description A large curved mother of pearl colored shell made into a button, possibly Dakota, circa 1900. The button is a manufactured trade item that was found at the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 1/2 inches diameter
2 1/4 inches diameter
Nomenclature Button (fastener)
Subjects Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Collected in Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9859.38
Related Collections

Add Comment Here:

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)


I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.