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Beaded wall pocket made by Dakota Indians. Collected at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
A pair of Lakota trousers made of hide with extensive bead and quillwork decoration. Made with a combination of machine and hand sewing. Collected at the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, c.1900.
Dakota leather pouch with lane-stitched geometric beadwork made in the 1800s.
Sample card of glass seed beads sold at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in Onamia between 1920 and 1959.
Beaded bag made by Margeurite Metivier, c.1860.
A Dakota loom frame or heddle with wooden bars, early-to-mid 1800s.
Colorized picture postcard featuring a Dakota woman making beadwork, c.1930.
Dakota band with loomed, geometric beadwork, c.1890.
The Hazelwood Mission of Stephen R. Riggs in Yellow Medicine County, c.1860.
Bishop Whipple (seated center, right) and others at St. Cornelia's Church, Morton, c.1895.
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