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Storage Bag

Storage Bag

late 1800s

Native-tanned hide, glass beads, dyed horsehair, tin cones, sinew thread

Overall: 38.8 cm (15 1/4 in.)

Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White 1937.850

Did you know?

Bags like this were used to store personal items inside the tipi, where they doubled as pillows.

Description

Rectangular bags made of soft hide—known among early white traders as “possible bags” because they could hold “anything possible”—were used to store personal items inside the tipi, where they doubled as pillows. When encampments moved, the bags were carried on the side of a saddle, where their decoration could be admired.

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