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Ojibwe Epaulets

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A pair of beadwork epaulets for the shoulders of a shirt. Made by the Ojibwe and dated circa 1910.

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Dakota Bag

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A Dakota/Lakota carrying or storage bag made of tanned leather, circa 1900. A beadwork panel on the front of the bag features geometric designs in shades of yellow, blue, green and red on a white background. Similar panels decorate the sides and top flap of the bag, as do pairs of tinkler cones terminating in tufts of dyed-red horsehair.

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Dakota Beaded Bag

Monday, May 25th, 2015

A Dakota bag decorated with geometric beadwork. Given to Frances Densmore from Chief Red Fox of the Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota in the 1910s.

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Bandolier Bag

Monday, May 11th, 2015

An Ojibwe bandolier bag with a beaded floral pattern most likely made in the 1890s. It was reportedly obtained through William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody.

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Plains Knife Sheath

Monday, April 27th, 2015

A Plains leather knife sheath circa the late 19th century or early 20th century. The sheath has beadwork decoration on one side and a loom-woven beadwork strap. The sheath beadwork is stitched in a geometric pattern and has blue, yellow and green glass seed beads, sewn with what is probably sinew.

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Beaded Jacket

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

A buckskin scout coat with beadwork and fur trim, possibly made by the Cree or Ojibwe. It was made the early 1900s.

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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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Beaded Case

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A Plains burlap and wool case decorated with geometric beadwork. Collected by Frances Densmore from the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota in the early 1910s.

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Ojibwe Beaded Fob

Monday, February 16th, 2015

A buckskin fob with loom-beaded design of two turkeys on a blue background and beaded boarder with a metal snap closure at the top. Purchased at the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, circa 1932.

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Beadwork Fragment

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

A piece of buckskin (probably top of moccasin or vamp) with incomplete beadwork with needle still attached with thread. Collected by Frances Densmore and donated to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1930. Possibly attributed to the Ojibwe.

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