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navy blue ribbon shawl with beadwork and silver buckles
  • Potawatomi peoples
  • navy blue ribbon shawl with beadwork and silver buckles
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wool, silk, beading, silver
  • Not on display
  • EL2011.006
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Passages: Persistent Visions of a Native Place," Sep-2011, Nancy Mahaney
The Wedding Dress
Sac-to Wabaunsee (Potawatomi) made this wedding dress in 1909 for her daughter Margaret Wabaunsee-Coffin. The dress, moccasins and shawl are decorated with the designs of the natural world.