Ration Ticket Bag
Arts of the Americas
Beads, metal, hide
late 19th-early 20th century
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Cheyenne. Ration Ticket Bag, late 19th-early 20th century. Beads, metal, hide, 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (8.9 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1126.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1126.9_PS2.jpg)
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Sioux, Northern Crow or Cheyenne pouch or strike-a-light bag for use by a woman. It might also have been used to carry ration tickets- the small chits handed out by Government Agents entitling people to food rations during the Reservation Period. It is decorated with Venetian beads, sinew sewn. It is Cheyenne in workmanship with a Sioux type design.
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