Oklahoma Territory Bandolier Bag

Oklahoma Territory Bandolier Bag


Region / Tribe:  Oklahoma Territory - Delaware / Creek-Cherokee

Circa:  1860’s

Material:  Native tanned deer hide, cotton thread, glass beads

Dimension:  L. 34” x W. 10” (bag), W.of bandolier with fringe 3” 

Collection History:  Private Minnesota Collection

References:  Attached opinion by Dr. Ted Brasser. 

Condition:  Excellent, No Restoration

Comments:  This is a rare example of a Southeast tradition adapted to the rich cultural mix of Oklahoma territory after Native American removal from the Southeast. This piece is constructed in a Delaware fashion with strong Creek and Cherokee design conventions. 

See Dr. Brasser’s essay discussing Delaware, Cherokee and Creek cross cultural influences.

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