Color image of unknown title, reverse (Italian scene), oil-on-canvas painting by Elsa Jemne, undated.

Unknown title, reverse (Italian scene)

Unknown title, reverse (Italian scene), oil-on-canvas painting by Elsa Jemne, undated.

Color image of unknown title, obverse (Girl in a Tabard), oil-on-canvas painting by Elsa Jemne, 1920.

Unknown title, obverse (Girl in a Tabard)

Unknown title, obverse (Girl in a Tabard), oil-on-canvas painting by Elsa Jemne, 1920.

Jemne, Elsa Laubach (1887–1974)

Elsa Laubach Jemne was a Minnesota artist active from the 1910s to the 1960s. Though skilled as an easel painter, she is better known for the murals she created for public buildings, including post offices and courthouses.

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 The cradleboard, which won best traditional art at the Sante Fe Indian Market Show, was originally made for Hanhepi Maniwin.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.

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