Coin purse

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Culture/People
possibly Northern Athabascan (attributed)
Donor
Irene Hirano Inouye (Mrs. Daniel K. Inouye), Non-Indian, 1948-2020
Previous owner
Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Non-Indian, 1924-2012
Object Name
Coin purse
Media/Materials
Caribou hide/skin
Techniques
Sewn
Dimensions
12.0 x 7.3 x 6.2 cm
Object Type
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place
Western Subarctic; Alaska; Canada, USA (inferred)
Date created
1985-2010
Collection History
Formerly in the collection of Senator Daniel K. Inouye (1924-2012, D-Hawaii) and probably received as a gift in recognition of his service to American Indians as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (1987-1995 and 2001-2003); donated to NMAI by Senator Inouye's widow Irene Hirano Inouye (1948-2020) in 2013.
Catalog Number
26/9095
Barcode
269095.000
See related items
Northern Athabascan
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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