• Culture/People:

    probably Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Shinney ball made by teenaged girls for their suitors

  • Date created:


  • Place:

    Pine Ridge Reservation; Jackson County, Shannon County; South Dakota; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Hide, glass bead/beads, thread, unknown stuffing

  • Techniques:

    Sewn, stuffed, overlay beadwork

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Probably collected between 1890 and 1896 by Thisba Hutson Morgan (1872-1966), a teacher at the Pine Ridge reservation school and wife of Bureau of Indian Affairs employee Howell Morgan (1863-1952); inherited by their son Cecil Morgan (1898-1999); donated to MAI in 1983.

  • Dimensions:

    7 cm

  • Catalog number:


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