Catalog Number : 50469
Accession Number : 14925
Tribe : Ojibwe
Region : Lac Court Oreilles Reservation, WI
Material : Glass beads, cotton textile, velvet, cotton textile, velvet, cotton thread, wool yarn

This bag has a fully beaded pouch and shoulder strap. The black velvet along the sides and pocket is beaded with a zigzag design. The large floral designs are similar on both the pocket and straps. The lower edge of the bag ends in red yarn tassels with beaded bugle beads.

Source : Collected by Robert Ritzenthaler, MPM Scientific Aid in Anthropology, 1938-1943 (later MPM Curator of Anthropology 1943-1972) on a joint expedition with Columbia University.
Catalog Number : 65950
Accession Number : 28217
Tribe : Winnebago/Ho-Chunk
Region : Great Lakes Area (Wisconsin)
Material : Glass beads, cotton cloth, silk ribbon, wool

The bag has a loomed geometric design in white, blue pink, green, yellow, orange, and black. It has green and brown silk appliqué on the edges with beaded tabs that end in red and blue yarn tassels.  

Source : Donated by Charles H. Laflin of New Berlin, WI. Collected by John Laflin, the donor.
Catalog Number : 65291
Accession Number : 27301
Tribe : Winnebago
Region : Great Lakes Area
Material : Glass beads, cotton, yarn
This bag with a white bead background exhibits similar floral designs on both the strap and pouch. A tab fringe along the bottom ends with yarn pom-poms and one decorative tab on each side where the straps meet the pouch.
Source : Donated by Mrs. Richard Herzfeld and Friends of the Museum. Collected by James Howard, collector and anthropologist.
Catalog Number : 64823
Accession Number : 27301
Tribe : Northeastern
Region : Eastern Woodland?
Material : Glass beads, velvet, leather, silk ribbon, and metal.
This bag has large shoulder straps with floral designs beaded directly onto the leather; the straps end in octopus tabs. The pouch, also with floral designs, is small with no horizontal panel, and a flap; it is trimmed in light blue piping. The bottom is edged in bells.
Source : Purchased from Rex Arrowsmith, a trader in Santa Fe, in 1968. Probably from 1880-1920.
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).