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Turtle-shaped umbilical amulet
Description Umbilical cord pouch (possibly Dakota) consisting of a beaded leather figure in the shape of a turtle. Colored glass seed beads highlight the turtle's eyes, mouth, feet, shell ridge and tail. The turtle's leather underside is unbeaded. Collected from the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 4 1/4 inches length
1 3/4 inches width
Nomenclature Amulet
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Found at Eagle Butte, Dewey County, South Dakota, United States
Found at Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Amulets
Dates Content: Approximately 1900
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.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9859.29