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Dakota fringed and beaded bag
Description Bag collected by George A. Brackett, a beef contractor during Henry H. Sibley's expedition against the Dakota Indians in Dakota Territory, 1863. Referred to as either a shot pouch or medicine man's bag. The bag is made of heavy tanned skin with thick fringe on the sides and bottom. It has an attached shoulder strap of blue strouding (cloth). The bag is decorated in a geometric pattern with seed beads of early type, primarily blue and white with black and red.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 12 inches length bag
25 1/2 inches length overall
13 inches width overall
Nomenclature Bag (container)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Other type: Brackett, George Augustus
Source: Henry Hastings Sibley Expedition
Collected in Dakota Territory, Minnesota, United States
Collected in North Dakota, United States
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Indian. Armaments. Accessories
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Midewiwin
Dates Discovery: Exactly 1863 Henry Hastings Sibley Expedition
Content: Exactly 1921 Date donated
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 6156.4