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Dakota beaded and ribbonwork moccasins, made by Sarah Good Thunder (Dakota), 1904. Inscribed: “Made by Mrs. Good Thunder for Mrs. Whipple 1904."
Beaded bag made by Margeurite Metivier, c.1860.
Dakota leather pouch with lane-stitched geometric beadwork made in the 1800s.
Beaded Dakota case, c.1900. From the Cheyenne Indian Reservation; probably made as a tourist souvenir.
Beaded wall pocket made by Dakota Indians. Collected at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
Dakota band with loomed, geometric beadwork, c.1890.
Dakota boy at the concentration camp below Fort Snelling, 1863. Photograph by Whitney’s Gallery.
View of the Dakota concentration camp on the river flats below Fort Snelling, c.1862–1863. Photograph by Benjamin Franklin Upton.
Oil on canvas painting of Dakota Indians in council, 1852. Painting by Seth Eastman.
Dakota Indian Treaty Delegation, c.1858. It was during these negotiations that the Dakota were forced into ceding half of their land along the Minnesota River.
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