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.

Color image of a cradleboard made by Hope Two Hearts and Galen Drapeau (Isanti and Ihanktonwan Dakota, respectively), c.1980.

Quilled and beaded cradleboard

A cradleboard made by Hope Two Hearts and Galen Drapeau (Isanti and Ihanktonwan Dakota, respectively), c.1980. The cradleboard, which won best traditional art at the Sante Fe Indian Market Show, was originally made for Hanhepi Maniwin. An image of her in this cradleboard was featured in promotional materials for Hope and Galen's business, the Elk's Camp Society.

Color image of a doll probably made by Rebecca Bluecloud, an artist from the Upper Sioux Indian Community in Granite Falls, in the 1920s or 1930s.

Beaded doll

A doll probably made by Rebecca Bluecloud, an artist from the Upper Sioux Indian Community in Granite Falls, in the 1920s or 1930s.

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 fringed and beaded Dakota bag with drawstring closure created in the 1930s for sale to tourists.

Fringed and beaded Dakota bag

Fringed and beaded Dakota bag with drawstring closure created in the 1930s for sale to tourists. The five left-facing swastikas rendered in beads are traditional American Indian (as well as Southeast Asian) symbols of peace and good fortune. Their use in this context pre-dates, and is unconnected to, Nazism.

Color image of a Dakota doll made for "Bloom Bro. Co. Quality Line Souvenirs, Minneapolis" by the Bluecloud family from the Upper Sioux Indian Community in Granite Falls in the early 1900s.

Rebecca Bluecloud doll

Dakota doll made for "Bloom Bro. Co. Quality Line Souvenirs, Minneapolis" by the Bluecloud family from the Upper Sioux Indian Community in Granite Falls in the early 1900s.

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

Dakota wall pocket

Dakota beaded wall pocket made c.1900.

Color image of a Dakota hanging picture frame made of decorated leather, probably for the commercial market, c.1900. The frame was purchased at either the Lower Brule Agency or the Crow Creek Agency in South Dakota.

Dakota picture frame

A Dakota hanging picture frame made of decorated leather, probably for the commercial market, c.1900. The frame was purchased at either the Lower Brule Agency or the Crow Creek Agency in South Dakota.

Color image of a beaded Dakota case, c.1900. From the Cheyenne Indian Reservation; probably made as a tourist souvenir.

Dakota beaded scissors case

Beaded Dakota case, c.1900. From the Cheyenne Indian Reservation; probably made as a tourist souvenir.

Color image of a pair of beaded Dakota-Metis half leggings, probably from the Red River region of North Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba, made in the mid 1800s

Half leggings

A pair of beaded Dakota-Metis half leggings, probably from the Red River region of North Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba, made in the mid 1800s. The leggings are beaded on their front faces with a series of standalone fantasy floral and double-curved motifs typical of Dakota–Metis (as well as Santee Dakota and some Crow) beadwork decoration. Each legging is bordered in a beaded checkerboard motif.

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