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Doctor's Bag

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Lakota artist, Doctor's Bag, ca. 1880/1900, commercial leather, metal, and glass beads, The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, no known copyright restrictions, 89.52.10

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Title

Doctor's Bag

Artist

Lakota artist (Lakota)

Date

ca. 1880/1900

Medium

commercial leather, metal, and glass beads

Dimensions (H x W x D)

6 in x 5 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in

Collection Area

Native American Art

Category

Plains

Bags and Pouches

Object Type

bag

Cultural Group

Lakota

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection

Accession Number

89.52.10

Copyright

no known copyright restrictions

Terms

beads

Lakota

leather

metal

Plains Indian

The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection

Description

As Plains Indian peoples were confined to reservations in the late nineteenth century, women artists, who created the majoirty of beadwork and quillwork, began to apply their skills to a wider variety of objects. [...] The fully beaded doctor's bag illustrates how beadworkers were able to take commercially made objects and turn them into uniquely Native American artistic expressions.

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