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Fort Yates Dakota chief's earring
Description Earring reportedly "taken from a chief's ear" at Standing Rock Agency by W. Hewitt in 1883. No other provenance is available. The earring consists of a knotted thin leather thong suspending two white tubular bone (hairpipe) beads and a piece of abalone shell. Each bead is broken in two but held together by the leather thong.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 4 1/2 inches length
1/2 inch width
Nomenclature Earring (jewelry)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Other type: Hewitt, Walter
Made by Dakota Indians
Fort Yates, Sioux County, North Dakota, United States
Standing Rock Agency
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Dates Use: Exactly 1883
Content: Exactly 1923
Donation 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.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6301.9