Awl case

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Culture/People
Sioux
Possible collector
Joseph Kossuth Dixon (Joseph K. Dixon), Non-Indian, 1856-1926
Previous owner
Joseph Kossuth Dixon (Joseph K. Dixon), Non-Indian, 1856-1926
Edith R. Dixon (Edith Sloane Reid/Mrs. Joseph Kossuth Dixon), Non-Indian, 1891-1969
Seller
Edith R. Dixon (Edith Sloane Reid/Mrs. Joseph Kossuth Dixon), Non-Indian, 1891-1969
Object Name
Awl case
Media/Materials
Hide, glass bead/beads
Techniques
Bead-wrapped , lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Object Type
Sewing Tools and Equipment
Place
North Dakota or South Dakota; USA (inferred)
Collection History
Probably collected between 1909 and 1913 by Joseph Kossuth Dixon (1856-1926, a photographer and filmmaker) during his work on the "Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship," which was sponsored by Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928, of the Wanamaker department stores) to present American flags to 189 tribes and emphasize the importance of Native citizenship; purchased by MAI from Joseph Dixon's widow, Edith R. Dixon (1891-1969), in 1927.
Catalog Number
15/6987
Barcode
156987.000
See related items
Sioux
Sewing Tools and Equipment
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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