Color image of a Dakota pincushion from the Dakota community at Prairie Island in Goodhue County, c.1930s.

Dakota pincushion

A Dakota pincushion from the Dakota community at Prairie Island in Goodhue County, c.1930s. The left-facing swastika included on the cushion is a traditional American Indian (as well as Southeast Asian) symbol of peace and good fortune. Its use in Native art pre-dates, and is unconnected to, Nazism.

Color image of a cuff created between 2012 and 2013 by Dakota/Navajo artist Dallas Goldtooth.

Dakota quillwork cuff

Cuff created between 2012 and 2013 by Dakota/Navajo artist Dallas Goldtooth.

photograph of a round lace doily

Dakota round lace doily

Lace doily made by Dakota women at Birch Coulee Mission, possibly as a result of the lace-making school, c.1890–1920.

Color image of a Dakota beaded wall pocket made c.1900.

Dakota wall pocket

Dakota beaded wall pocket made c.1900.

Colorized picture postcard featuring a Dakota woman making beadwork, c.1930.

Dakota woman making beadwork

Colorized picture postcard featuring a Dakota woman making beadwork, c.1930.

Graphite drawing of a Dakota woman processing a hide, c.1845. Drawing by Seth Eastman.

Dakota woman scraping a hide

Graphite drawing of a Dakota woman processing a hide, c.1845. Drawing by Seth Eastman.

Dakota woman’s hide and wool dress, c.1850s.

Dakota woman's dress

Dakota woman’s hide and wool dress, c.1850s.

Black and white photograph of two Dakota women at the Fort Snelling concentration camp, c.1862–1863. Photograph by Joel Emmons Whitney.

Dakota Women at Fort Snelling concentration camp

Two Dakota women at the Fort Snelling concentration camp, c.1862–1863. Photograph by Joel Emmons Whitney.

Color image of a Dakota loom frame or heddle with wooden bars, early-to-mid 1800s.

Dakota wood loom frame

A Dakota loom frame or heddle with wooden bars, early-to-mid 1800s.

Dam tender's quarters, Pokegama Falls Dam.

Dam tender's quarters, Pokegama Falls Dam.

Dam Tender's residence at Pokegama Falls Dam, 1904.

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