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Beaded tobacco pouch with American flag designs / Wesley V. Disney

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Flag motifs became very common around the beginning of the 20th century. Around the first World War, flag motifs were very popular. They correspond with the post World War I period. The flag motif begins to appear commonly on American Indian cultural items for both commercial sale and domestic use.

Tags: leather, American flag
People: Osage
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use, ceremonial use, commercial sale

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Beaded tobacco pouch with American flag designs
Creator(s): 
Wesley V. Disney;
Chief Bacon Rind
Culture: 
Native American; Osage
Date: 
1930
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, glass
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2332
Previous Number(s): 
8426.2332; 26726
Department: 
Not On View

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