Infants born between 1870 and 1900 were living in a time of change—from hunting and living off the land to settling in one place. Mothers began dressing their children in settler style clothing. This baby bonnet with flag motifs exemplifies the blending of cultures. Flag patterns were popular during this period for the Plains, Columbia River Plateau, and Eastern Great Basin tribes.


  • Title: Baby Bonnet
  • Creator: Dakota Sioux
  • Date: 1890/1910
  • Location: Plains
  • Contributor: Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service
  • Photographer: David Swift
  • Measurements: H 17, W 14, D 10 cm
  • Material: Buckskin, glass beads, satin
  • Current Location: Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
  • Catalog Number: GRTE 5235

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