Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8708941

Category: Bag, Tobacco

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Southern Teton

Period: 1850-1875 - ca. 1875

Materials: Native tanned deerskin; buffalo rawhide (slats); multi-colored seed beads; dyed procupine quills; tine cones & dyed horse hair; sinew sewn

Description: An elaborate and rare example, notable for the unusual quill technique - split quills are fastened with sinew threads creating a woven appearance. The sinew threads are fastened to the hide approximately every 3/4 inches creating seven lanes on this particular bag.

Dimensions: Length 38 inches 95 cm; Width 6.5 inches 16.5 cm


Lessard Collection- SD 990
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, May 27, 1995 - September 27, 1995
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, October 23, 1998 - October 3, 1999
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 29

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