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Hide bag with beaded design on one side / Unknown

Essay/Description

bag - leather | beads - Cheyenne

Curatorial Remarks

This is likely a woman's purse. By the 1920s, women began to carry purses for transporting money and other things. Before that, pouches were used to fit on belts to carry things. Purses are of European influence. The style of the beadwork appears to be Apache, but there may be associated with the Cheyenne if this bag came from Mohonk Lodge. Drawstrings such as the one on this bag has European influence from the early 1900s.

Tags: bag, beadwork, leather
People: Cheyenne, probably Apache
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use

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

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Title(s): 
Hide bag with beaded design on one side
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Cheyenne
Date: 
1910
Materials/Techniques: 
hide, glass
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.559
Previous Number(s): 
8427.559; 32522
Department: 
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