Minnesota Historical Society M-Flame Logo

Dakota beaded leather bag

Collections items are not for sale. A photo reproduction can be purchased.

Description A Dakota beaded and quilled leather storage or "possibles" bag, circa the late 19th century. The bag is rectangular in shape with porcupine quilled red lines on the front and beaded geometrics on the sides. The bag is furthermore decorated with tufts of yellow and purple horsehair emerging from metal cones. Made by Mrs. David Faribault, circa 1880.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 50 centimeters height without tassels or thongs
53.5 centimeters width without tassels or thongs
Nomenclature Saddlebag (container)
Creation Made by: Huggins, Nancy McClure Fairbault
Made in Lake Traverse, Traverse County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Lake Traverse, Traverse County, Minnesota, United States
Used by Dakota Indians
Dakota Indians--Hunting
Dakota Indians--Transportation
Dakota Indians--Material culture
Dakota Indians--Horses
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Hunting
Indian. Transportation. Land
Dates Use: Approximately 1875 - Approximately 1885
ca. 1880
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 4653

User Comments

  • Agnes Szanyi on February 19, 2012 10:27:19 AM

    Form and decoration is not Cheyenne, but decidedly Lakota style.

Add Comment Here:

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)


I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.