Food storage bag - ROM2005_5624_1

ROM2005_5624_1

Food storage bag

Maker: Belonged to the wife of Thin Man, Dakota (Sioux)
Medium:Buffalo fetus hide
Geography: White Cap Reserve in Saskatchewan, also Minnesota
Date: c. 1863
Dimensions:
18 × 28 × 70 cm
Object number: NS30697
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. W.R. Tucker
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionCollected, "after the Minnesota Massacre in 1862 by the wife of 'Thin Moose', an Indian belonging to 'Standing Buffalos' band of Sioux Indians and has been in the possession of the donor, Mr. W.R. Tucker, for 20 years. Mr. Tucker (now of Toronto) has held the position of instructor on 'White Caps' Sioux Reserve, Moose Woods, for the past 20 years." Ken Goodwill, of Standing Buffalo Reserve, suggested aound 2000 that the name is more accurately, "Thin Man."
Cataloguer: Arni Brownstone
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