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Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 1940.27.09
Object Name Jacket
Description Child's beaded jacket, c.1850. The jacket is made of dyed "sawtooth" trade wool and is possibly of Ojibwa or Chippewa origin. The jacket is dark blue with floral designs picked out in beads. Measures 14 inches wide across lower hem, and 25 inches wide across the top and including the sleeves. The sleeves themselves are 5 inches wide at the ends, and the side from lower hem to arm is 12 inches on the right side and 12 1/2 inches on the left side. It has had extensive conservation and restoration to preserve it for future exhibits. Although the Ojibwa tribe is from the Great Lakes regions of North America, Native Americans employed by the Hudson's Bay Company sometimes traveled west with the HBC fur trade companies, and remained to work at fur trading posts like Fort Nisqually.
Date c. 1850
Search Terms Beaded jacket
Children's clothing
beadwork
Ojibwa
Chippewa
Imagefile 006\19402709.JPG