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Dakota Floral Cuff

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | October 9, 2017
Dakota cuff

This brain-tanned leather cuff is decorated with Dakota floral beadwork and metal. It was made by Holly Young, Standing Rock Dakota, during her time as a Minnesota Historical Society Native American Artist-in-Residence in 2015-16.

See it on view now in the "Renewing What They Gave Us" exhibit at the History Center!