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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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Makak

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

An Ojibwe birchbark makak decorated with scraped floral designs. Used in pageants held at Itasca State Park, Minnesota, in the early-to-mid 1900s. The pageants were written by Jack Rohr to celebrate the anniversary of the Schoolcraft exploration of the source of the Mississippi River.

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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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Ojiwbe Dance Apron

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

This dance apron or breech cloth was owned and worn by George Peake, also known as Little Moose, an Ojibwe dramatic reader and story teller from the White Earth Nation. Polychrome floral bead work on black velvet, edges bound with red cloth tape, backed with black silk fabric. It forms part of a costume with the vest, 1995.95.1.1. Possibly made by Nora Reedfield of Mankato, MN.

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Ojibwe Beaded Bag

Monday, December 21st, 2015

An Ojibwe beaded purse with floral design. Dated to the early 20th century.

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Ojibwe Family

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

A photograph showing 5 members of an Ojibwe family in the early 1900s.

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Ojibwe Woman

Friday, September 25th, 2015

A tintype photograph of a young Ojibwe woman wearing winter clothing. Made in the 1880s.

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Beaded Belt

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

An Ojibwe belt spot-beaded with a multicolor floral pattern on one side against a light blue background. It has a frayed green cloth tape border and incorporated into the upper right corner of the beadwork is “Ag / tit i/ li / Dom”, possibly the signature of maker A. G. Titilidom. The belt was purchased in the Leech Lake, Minnesota, area in 1970.

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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.

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Saddle Blanket

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

A black velvet saddle blanket decorated with beadwork. Owned by Frank Herman Kratka of Thief River Falls, Minnesota and dated circa 1890. Possibly Ojibwe.

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