purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA)
1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 313.
Phillips, R.B. "Dreams and Designs: Iconographic Problems in Great Lakes Twined Bags." Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 1 (1986): 26-37, fig. 21.
Potawatomi, Native American, Mat Needle Case with Needles, ca. 1860, wood and bone. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.380.