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Hidatsa leather quillwork ball
Description Leather ball decorated with quillwork. Used by girls and women as a game to see who could keep the ball in the air the longest. Collected by Gilbert Wilson from the Hidatsa in 1918.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 7 inches diameter
Nomenclature Ball (object genre)
Creation Made by Hidatsa Indians
Subjects Collected by: Wilson, Gilbert Livingstone
Made by Hidatsa Indians
Used in North Dakota, United States
Indian. Recreation. Games. Traditional
Dates Use: Not later than 1918
Collected by Gilbert Wilson during this date.
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
Identifiers 7059.13

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