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Child’s Beaded Coat

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

A children’s buckskin coat with beaded floral motifs on the front and back that are backed with newspaper. On the inside of the jacket is a painted figure with long legs and taloned feet holding a pipe in its left hand and a plumed object in its right. There are two types of red cloth ribbon trim and fringe along the seams and bottom. Jacket is most likely Crow, circa 1900.

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Beaded Gloves

Monday, December 12th, 2016

A pair of Ojibwe leather gauntlets decorated with floral beadwork. Dated circa 1900-1950.

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Plains Pipe Bag

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

A Plains, possibly Lakota or Dakota, tobacco pouch with bead and quillwork. The pouch reportedly was a gift from the Lakota chief Sitting Bull to Indian agent Major J. M. Stone, but may also have been used by Yankton Dakota in the vicinity of Yankton, South Dakota, where the pouch was ultimately collected. Made in the late 19th century.

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Ojibwe Bandolier Bag

Monday, November 7th, 2016

An Ojibwe black velvet and dark blue wool bandolier bag spot-stitched with a rabbit track pattern of multi-color glass seed beads on a white bead background. Probably made in the late 1890s.

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Ojibwe Jacket

Monday, October 10th, 2016

A deerskin jacket purchased by the staff of Camp Kamaji at Cass Lake, Minnesota, from a local Ojibwe craftsperson, likely Leech Lake Band. The coat is decorated with appliqués of cut glass beads sewn to bands of leather that are edged with cotton cloth; the back yoke is constructed in a similar manner. Probably from the 1930s.

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Ojibwe Beaded Mittens

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

A pair of Ojibwe leather mittens decorated with fringe and floral beadwork. Dated circa 1900-1950.

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Bandolier Bag

Monday, May 16th, 2016

An Ojibwe bandolier bag is decorated with beadwork in a hexagonal pattern over the bag and strap. The hexagonal pattern stops at the pocket of the bag and is then decorated with a beaded floral design. Probably made in the 1910s.

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Hidatsa Bag

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

A beaded and quilled leather bag. Made by the Hidatsa in the 1890s.

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Ojibwe Gloves

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A pair of Ojibwe leather gauntlets decorated with floral beadwork. Dated circa 1900-1950.

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Dakota Tobacco Pouch

Monday, February 29th, 2016

A Dakota tobacco pouch and pipe stem bag. Both are constructed of buckskin and decorated with beadwork panels and fringed edges. Porcupine quill-wrapped tassels terminating in tinkler cones with horsehair tufts are attached to the mouth of the tobacco pouch; the fringe attached to its bottom is also quill-wrapped. Circa 1900.

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