Tobacco Pouch


From: United States of America | Montana (uncertain) | Fort Peck Reservation (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 22362
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Yankton | Sioux
Provenience United States of America | Montana (uncertain) | Fort Peck Reservation (uncertain)
Culture Area Great Plains Culture Area
Section American
Materials Buckskin | Bead | Shell

Beaded buckskin pouch, lined with cloth. The pouch fastens shut with one white button, sewn on the front. The pouch is decorated with the image of a bird, sewn on in blue, indigo, and yellow glass seed beads. The bird stands on stylized beadwork tree, sewn on in red and green beads. These images are encircled by a row of indigo beads running around the outer seam of the pouch and its lid. There are two beaded stars on the lid of the pouch, both are blue and outlined in red. A rectangular piece of buckskin has been sewn to the back of the pouch with the sides left open so that it can be attached to a belt.

Length 21 cm
Width 15.7 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mary Yorke and Ellen McIlvaine Macauley, 1902

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