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Beaded Wall Hanging

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

An Ojibwe loom-beaded wall hanging featuring floral design. This item was purchased in the area of Leech Lake, Minnesota, from members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa who would travel south to gather wild rice. Made in the early 1900s.

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Dakota Moccasins

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

A pair of beaded Dakota moccasins with split tongues ending in tinkle cones. Made sometime between 1870 and 1920.

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Paper Fan

Monday, November 17th, 2014

A Japanese paper fan with carved wooden sticks, circa 1900.

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Bandolier Bag

Monday, November 10th, 2014

A White Earth Ojiwbe bandolier bag made in the early 1900s and owned by Darwin S. Hall who was chairman of the Chippewa Indian Commission.

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Grange Voting Box

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Today is voting day for the 2014 midterm elections and in that spirit, we present this wooden voting box used by the Minnesota State Grange, the first state grange to be established in the United States in 1869. It has a hinged “secret” compartment and contains 42 marbles and 12 black plastic cubes.

The Grange is a secret and ritualistic fraternal society of farmers and others interested in agriculture.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this ballot box in our collections database.

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Rocking Chair

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

A bentwood willow rocking chair painted dark green with an open style flared back and a rolled log seat. Used on the donor’s porch in the early 1900s.

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Game Bag

Monday, October 6th, 2014

A Plains Indian (probably Dakota) “possibles” bag of tanned hide decorated with glass beads and tinned-iron cones with horsehair inserts, circa 1850-1900.

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U of M Jersey

Monday, September 8th, 2014

A maroon and gold University of Minnesota football sweater worn by Egil Boeckmann in 1903. Stitched to the back in gold colored wool felt is “M/ 6 to 6″. Boeckmann scored the touchdown that tied the Minnesota-Michigan game in the first “Little Brown Jug” game; it was worn to celebrations following the game.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this jersey in our collections database.

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Beaded Bag

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

A small leather drawstring bag with beaded floral designs, made in Blackduck, MN sometime in the early 1900s.

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Plains Cree tobacco pouch

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Plains Cree tobacco pouch

This buckskin pipe bag has beadwork on the lower half that is sewn on heavy cotton canvas and applied; ribbon binds the top edges of the bag. The beadwork and general shape of the bag indicate its origin with the Plains Cree, made in the early 1900s.

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