Arts of the Americas
Plant material, cotton fabric
late 19th-early 20th century
This item is not on view
Gift of Charlie Michel
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Osage (Native American). Visiting Tobacco, late 19th-early 20th century. Plant material, cotton fabric, sack: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charlie Michel, 11.694.9025. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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This is a small flower printed sack tied with the same fabric. Contents unverified as not opened. This was purchased at the same time as the visiting sticks (see 11.694.8994). According to information received at the time such sticks and tobacco were sometimes sent along by messenger when a traveler was within a day's journey of his destination. Although gifts acknowledged the tobacco was rarely smoked. This bag was given to Culin by Charlie Michel when Culin visited him at his home.
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