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Tobacco Bag, c. 1860

  • Cheyenne, Native American

Deerskin, beads, and quills

  • Overall: 29 × 4 7/8 × 1/4 inches (73.7 × 12.4 × 0.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Flint Ink Corporation


1860s, collected by member of a construction crew at Fort C. F. Smith (Montana Territory, USA). Louise Stegner (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)

August 1942, purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA)

1988, purchase by Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, cat. no. 92. Penney, David W. and George C. Longfish. Native American Art. Southport, CT, 1994, p. 101.

Cheyenne, Native American, Tobacco Bag, c. 1860, deerskin, beads, and quills. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Flint Ink Corporation, 1988.41.