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Collection Ethnology Collection
Catalog Number 2011.27.13
Object Name Bag
Description Pipe bag, late 19th-early 20th century, deerskin with colored beads sewn in a geometric pattern and colored porcupine quill wrapped above the fringed bottom. This bag was used to hold a ceremonial pipe.

Lakota Sioux, possibly Yankton Indian Reservation, South Dakota, Standing Rock Reservation, or Ft. Peck Reservation. The cross represents the morning star, the rectangle in the quillwork represents longevity, and the "X" represents power/energy.
Title Pipe bag
Date c. 1890-1910
Material deerskin/beads/porcupine quills
Dimensions H-37 W-6.75 inches
Credit line Transfer from Scarritt-Bennett College
Place of Origin US/SD/Yankton Indian Reservation
Culture Lakota Sioux
Subjects Native American
Quillwork
Beadwork