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Ojibwe Beaded Bag

Monday, December 1st, 2014

A small leather bag with a rounded bottom and a straight top edge. Both sides are beaded with opaque glass beads in a floral beadwork motif on a translucent bead background. The exterior edges are bound with red cloth tape. Made in Blackduck, Minnesota.

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

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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.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this bag 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.

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

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Ojibwe Bandolier Bag

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Ojibwa Bandolier Bag

An Ojibwe loom-woven beaded bandolier bag with geometric flower designs; circa 1890-1930.

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Beaded Smoking Jacket

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Beaded Smoking Jacket

A smoking jacket given to Stafford King in the early 1920s at his induction into the White Earth Band of Ojibwa. Jacket is of chocolate brown velvet with a black velvet collar, a frog and cord front closure and “‘The Hastings’/ BENEDICT & TURNER” label on interior. Appliqué includes floral beadwork and tin jingle cones on the collar, floral beadwork on the cuffs, and jingle cones and other tinwork stitched at the breast and hips.

This jacket can be seen in person in our current Library Lobby display of Native American beadwork. It is open during regular Library hours.

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

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Ojibwa bandolier bag

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Ojibwa bandolier bag

Ojibwe beaded velvet bandolier bag with tree, leaf and flower motifs.

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Ojibwa knife sheath

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Ojibwa knife sheath

Ojibwa leather knife sheath with bead and quillwork decoration, made by Becker County Indian Industries for exhibit at Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL, 1893.

For details, view this sheath in our collections database.

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Ojibwa bandolier bag

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Ojibwa bandolier bag

Ojibwa bandolier bag with front pocket. Pocket panel of loomed seed beads has geometric motifs, is attached to cloth backing and features integrated tabs finished with wool yarn tassels. Panel above the pocket features a spot-stitched, embroidered floral motif. Loomed seed bead panels are attached to the cloth strap.

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Birchbark makak

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Birchbark makak

Birchbark makak with a braided basswood handle made by Margaret Hill of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians no later than 2009. The makak’s rim is woven into a vertical zig-zag pattern with blue fibers. Directly beneath the blue fibers is a zig-zag border cut out of a darker color birchbark. The makak’s lid has the same vertical woven pattern around its edge. A circular piece of birchbark with a zig-zag edge decorates the center; a birchbark handle attaches to the top.

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Ojibwe earrings

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Ojibwe earrings

Pair of Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) earrings made out of birchbark with silvertone screwback findings. Purchased in Wisconsin; created between 1900 and 1950.

For details, view the earrings in our online collections database.

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