Mide Bag, ca. 1860

  • Santee Sioux, Native American

Otter skin, leather, and porcupine quills

  • Framed: Overall: 2 × 44 1/2 × 7 5/8 inches (5.1 × 113 × 19.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase

81.301

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Santee
  • Skin
  • Quill (spine)
  • Leather
  • Quillwork
  • Textile
  • Bag (container)
  • Bag (costume accessory)
  • Religious object
  • Minnesota
  • Mide bag

Provenance

Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981]; purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA); 1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 24.

Rights Status

Santee Sioux, Native American, Mide Bag, ca. 1860, otter skin, leather, and porcupine quills. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.301.