• Culture/People:

    probably Potawatomi (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Shoulder bag/Bandolier bag

  • Date created:

    circa 1870

  • Place:

    Great Lakes region; Canada, USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Wool cloth, glass bead/beads, wool yarn

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, loom beadwork, overlay beadwork

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Said to have been owned by Chief Joseph (Nimi'ipuu [Nez Perce]), but this is very unlikely; formerly in the collection of Joseph W. Keppler (1872-1956, long-time friend of George Heye); acquired by Heye in 1906.

  • Dimensions:

    96 x 25.3 cm

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Beads and Beadwork" component of the "Window on Collections" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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