Catalog Number : 64497
Accession Number : 27301
Tribe : Sauk
Region : Great Lakes Area
Material : Glass beads, textiles, yarn

This bag contains both geometric and floral design elements. The strap is fully beaded with tassels at the bottom. The horizontal panel exhibits the floral design. The bag is trimmed with yellow piping. The strap/pouch is geometric.

Source : Donated by Mrs. Richard Herzfeld and Friends of the Museum. Collected by James Howard, collector and anthropologist, in 1961; donated to MPM 1965.
Catalog Number : 64377
Accession Number : 27301
Tribe : Ojibwe
Region : Great Lakes Area; collected at Sisseton, South Dakota
Material : Glass beads, cotton, wool yarn, cotton ribbon

The large multi-colored floral design is beaded against a white beaded background. The bag has red ribbon trim on all sides, a beaded yarn fringe along the bottom edge, and a cotton cloth backing.

Source : Donated by Mrs. Richard Herzfeld and Friends of the Museum. Collected by James Howard, anthropologist and collector, in 1965 at Sisseton, South Dakota in 1967.
Catalog Number : 64320
Accession Number : 27301
Tribe : Ojibwe
Region : Great Lakes Area, North Dakota style
Material : Glass beads, cotton textile, velvet textile, ribbon, cotton thread.
This bag has a fully beaded strap with dense floral designs. Backed with black velvet, the pouch is beaded in a floral motif against a white background. The horizontal panel is beaded directly onto the black velvet. Olive green piping edges the bag, and the tassels are beaded loops.
Source : Donated by Mrs. Richard Herzfeld and Friends of the Museum. Collected by James Howard, anthropologist and collector, in 1965 in Midland, South Dakota.
Catalog Number : 64319
Accession Number : 27301
Tribe : Ojibwe
Region : Minnesota/North Dakota area
Material : Glass beads, cotton textile, velvet textile, wool yarn.
Square beaded panel on black velvet. The bag, lined with cotton calico, has a white beaded background and floral motif. Above is another floral segment beaded directly onto the velvet. A white beaded otter-tail motif outlines the pouch. The strap is fully beaded with a floral design. Tube bead dangles line the bottom with navy blue wool tassels.
Source : Donated by Mrs. Richard Herzfeld and Friends of the Museum. Collected by James Howard, anthropologist and collector, in 1965.
Catalog Number : 64300
Accession Number : 27301
Tribe : Ojibwe
Region : Great Lakes Area
Material : Glass beads, cotton textile, velvet, wool yarn, cotton thread.
This pocketless bag has a square loom beaded bottom panel with tabs. The bottoms of the tabs end in large glass beads with red and black yarn tassels. It exhibits a white-beaded otter-tail design at the top of the panel; the black velvet portion above this design has a floral motif. The shoulder strap is loom beaded.
Source : Donated by Mrs. Richard Herzfeld and Friends of the Museum. Collected by James Howard, anthropologist and collector, in 1946.
Catalog Number : 64192
Accession Number : 27301
Tribe : Creek
Region : Henryetta, Oklahoma
Material : Glass beads, cotton textile, suede, yarn, rib
This red bag is lined with brown cotton. The strap exhibits a diamond geometric design. It is rectangular, with an interrupted white bead design on the triangular flap in front, and a parallel design of two wavy lines on the right side. There are black yarn tassels on bottom.
Source : Donated by Mrs. Richard Herzfeld and Friends of the Museum. Collected by James Howard anthropologist and collector, in 1979 at Fife Collection (store).
Catalog Number : 63497
Accession Number : 26731
Tribe : Ojibwe
Region : Warroad, MN
Material : Glass beads, cotton textile, polyester textile

This bag, which has no pocket, is fully beaded with a floral pattern against a white background. Trimmed with thick red polyester fabric, the bag has large black and blue bead dangles with salmon colored yarn tassels. It is lined with cotton calico.

Source : Donated by Mrs. Wallace B. Behnke of Milwaukee, WI. Collected by Sidney Helliwell (father of donor) in 1906.
Catalog Number : 63374
Accession Number : 26273
Tribe : Ojibwe
Region : Devils Lake, Fort Totten Reservation, North Dakota
Material : Glass beads, velveteen

This bag is fully beaded on the straps and pouch, on a black velvet backing, with a floral motif on a white bead background. The bottom is fringed with red beads on green and yellow yarn. An otter track design runs around the edges of the pouch and horizontal band.

Source : Purchased (with funds from Mr and Mrs Richard Bourne of Whitefish Bay, WI.) from Rob Anderson of Ridgewood, IL, the collector.
Catalog Number : 59708
Accession Number : 21054
Tribe : Ho-Chunk
Region : Great Lakes area
Material : Glass beads, cloth, wool, yarn

This bag is beaded in both geometric and floral designs. The strap has a diamond geometric design; the pouch has a larger diamond design and flowers. It is trimmed in red wool, with brown wool tassels.

Source : Donated by Mrs. Irving Ott of Milwaukee, WI. Unknown collector.
Catalog Number : 58149
Accession Number : 18961
Tribe : Ojibwe
Region : Leech Lake Reservation, Minnesota
Material : Glass beads, cotton textile, wool textile, velvet, wool yarn, cotton thread.
This bag has fully beaded straps and pouch with a leaf and flower design. The horizontal panel is beaded directly onto the black velvet backing. A white otter-tail motif borders the main pouch and horizontal panel.
Source : Donated by Mrs. K. Bruckhaus of Tyler, TX.