Fringed and beaded bag
Description A bag, possibly Dakota, collected by George A. Brackett, a beef contractor during Henry H. Sibley's expedition against the Dakota Indians in Dakota Territory, in 1863. The bag has been 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. 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
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used by Sibley Expedition, 1863
Collected in Dakota Territory, Minnesota, United States
Collected in North Dakota, United States
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Indian. Armaments. Accessories
Dates Discovery: 1863 (Sibley Expedition)
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
Identifiers 6156.4

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