Handbag/Purse

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Culture/People
probably Minnesota Chippewa (attributed)
Collector
Thisba Hutson Morgan (Thisba Ann Hutson), Non-Indian, 1872-1966
Previous owner
Thisba Hutson Morgan (Thisba Ann Hutson), Non-Indian, 1872-1966
Cecil Morgan, Non-Indian, 1898-1999
Donor
Cecil Morgan, Non-Indian, 1898-1999
Object Name
Handbag/Purse
Media/Materials
Velveteen, glass bead/beads, thread
Techniques
Sewn, overlay beadwork
Dimensions
12 x 12 cm
Object Type
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place
Leech Lake Reservation; Cass County, Beltrami County, Hubbard County, Itasca County; Minnesota; USA (inferred)
Date created
1890-1900
Collection History
Probably collected between 1899 and 1903 by Thisba Hutson Morgan (1872-1966), wife of Bureau of Indian Affairs employee Howell Morgan (1863-1952), who was stationed at Leech Lake, Minnesota; inherited by their son Cecil Morgan (1898-1999); donated to MAI by Cecil Morgan in 1983.
Catalog Number
25/392
Barcode
250392.000
See related items
Minnesota Chippewa
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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