Ojibwe birchbark appliqué baseball hat, 2014 - 2015

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Ojibwe birchbark appliqué baseball hat, 2014 - 2015

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | January 25, 2019

This baseball hat was made from silver birch and decorated with layered birchbark floral appliqué by Pat and Gage Kruse, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, during their time in the Minnesota Historical Society's Native American Artist-in-Residence Program. It is based on a design in Fred K. Blessing's article, "The Ojibway Indians Observed," published by the Minnesota Archaeological Society in 1977.