Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

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Culture/People
Potawatomi [Forest County, Wisconsin]
Previous owner
Wawauksom, Potawatomi [Forest County, Wisconsin]
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated), 1940-
Object Name
Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials
Fox skin/fur, glass bead/beads, brass tacks/bosses
Techniques
Sewn
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Soperton, Forest County Potawatomi Reservation; Forest County; Wisconsin; USA
Collection History
Collection history unknown, but said to have been purchased from Wawauksom (Forest County Potawatomi) in 1854; formerly in the collection of Indian art collector David T. Vernon (1900-1973); acquired by MAI in 1968 through an exchange with the Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (a foundation backed by the Rockefeller family), which purchased Vernon's entire collection in 1965.
Catalog Number
24/1754
Barcode
241754.000
See related items
Potawatomi [Forest County, Wisconsin]
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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