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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Arapaho 103 Southern Plains 72 Hinono'ei 3
Descriptions
glass beads 689 cotton thread 354 tin cones 81 tanned hide 570 pigments 40 Horse Hair 108
Names
tobacco bag 57
Date:
1870-1890
Dimensions:
wide at widest point: 5 in, bag length: 15.5 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
Long, narrow tube of tanned hide, slightly wider at bottom, with added upper edge, rounded and covered with glass seed beads in stripes of white, dark blue, turquoise blue. Four (4) tabs 6 ½" L added to top edge, with V'd ends; beaded in three (3) narrow vertical stripes of white, dark blue, turquoise blue, bottom of tabs in horizontal stripes of green and yellow, all edges in white beads. Body of bag is covered with yellow pigment, and fully beaded in seed beads with narrow vertical stripes on upper body of white, blue, turquoise, side seams in wider vertical three (3) sectioned stripes of white and red white heart beads, then two (2) sections of yellow boxes with red squares intersected with blue line and top and bottom of dark blue with turquoise blue boxes. Bottom 1/3 is same designs as sides, but large and covering entire area. Fringe strip added to bottom of bag, with white seed beads intermixed at top, tin cones and horse hair over the hide fringe. Some pieces are twisted and have tin pieces wrapped round, and painted green. Some tine cones along side seams also - three (3) on one side, two (2) on the other.
Accession Number:
NA.504.405

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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