This particular type of bag was made by the French/Cree (Metis) tribe and traded to other Northern Plains and Great Lakes tribes. Pouches like these were originally made from an animal’s scrotum.


  • Title: Pouch
  • Creator: Dakota
  • Date: 1890/1910
  • Location: Plains
  • Contributor: Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service
  • Photographer: David Swift
  • Measurements: L 30, W 9.5 cm
  • Material: Buckskin, glass beads, horsehair
  • Current Location: Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center
  • Catalog Number: GRTE 5240

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