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Witch Tree Pin

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

A pin from “Friends of the Witch Tree.” The Witch Tree is sacred to the Ojibwe people of the Grand Portage, Minnesota, area. Pin dated to 1990.

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Soul Asylum Stamp

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

A check endorsement stamp used by the Minneapolis band Soul Asylum in the 1980s and 90s. Owned by Karl Mueller.

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Hot Wheels Toy

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

A custom finished “Pillsbury” Hot Wheels Dairy Delivery toy truck made in 1999.

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Crunch Megaphone

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

A Minnesota Timberwolves professional basketball team promotional megaphone that once contained miniature Nestle Crunch bars. 1991.

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Prairie Coteau

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

A color photograph of prairie plants, one of six, made by Minnesota photographer Linda Gammell in 1998.

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Music Award

Monday, October 19th, 2015

A Minnesota Black Music Award trophy presented to Prince (at that time, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince), in 1997. It made from a sheet of clear acrylic with text and design etched on back, set in wooden base.

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

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Wedding Moccasins

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

A pair of white leather Ojibwe women’s moccasins. Each has a white velvet vamp with spot-beaded floral designs and a white satin interior. There are lace ties at the top. Made and worn by Cheryl Minnema, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Minnesota, for her wedding in 1999. See also other wedding pieces, ID Numbers 2014.163.1, 2014.163.2 and 2014.163.3.

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

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Great Skull

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

A 9 foot long oil on canvas painting by Minnesota Artist Jerry Rudquist. Made in 1995.

For more information about this item, view this painting in our collections database.

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Vase

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

A tumbler-shaped earthenware vase with line drawings of stylized fish made by Minnesota artist Amy Sabrina in 1999.

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Sawed Off Shotgun

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Parker VH grade sawed off shotgun. This double trigger, double barreled, side by side 20 gauge shotgun is made of engraved”Vulcan” fluid steel and has checkered walnut stocks. The barrels and forestock have been sawed off at 9.6 inches; the shoulder stock has been cut to leave only a pistol grip, which is wrapped in black electrical tape. Confiscated by the Minneapolis Police Department in 1992.

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