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March 19, 2012

Dakota woman’s jingle dress

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Dakota woman's jingle dress

Dakota woman's jingle belt

Dakota woman’s jingle dress made by Lucy Pair in 1905.  The dress consists of three pieces:  a layered, dyed cotton muslin blouse; a layered, dyed cotton muslin skirt; and a cotton belt, all decorated with tin jingle cones made from tobacco cans.  This type of dress was traditionally worn for ceremonial healing purposes and, more recently, at pow-wows.  The dress was donated by a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution from Wheaton, Minnesota.

For details, view the dress and belt in our online collections database.

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