Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8308060

Category: Bag, Tobacco

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Yankton or Yanktonai

Period: 1825-1850 - ca. 1840

Materials: Red wool trade cloth; cotton binding; black, white, and turquoise blue pony beads; buffalo rawhide; tin cones; dyed bird quill; sinew sewn.

Description: Rare, early bag decorated with horse figures in turquoise pony beads on obverse and black pony beads on reverse; pony bead decoration on sides; bird quill wrapped rawhide slats; fringe and tin cones below slats.

Dimensions: Length 22.5 inches 57 cm; Width 5.25 inches 13.5 cm


Kinnikinnick pouch of a Sioux Chief, Fort Dodge, Iowa 1851
Documentation in old script on cotton edging (interior side)
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Akicita, The Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, May 17, 1983 - July 10, 1983
Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 96

Notes (click on note to open):

Drs. Ted J. Brasser 2006

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