Rawhide Container (Parfleche)

Lakota (Teton Sioux)


late 19th-early 20th century

Cow rawhide, native-tanned leather, and pigment

Overall: 7 5/16 × 17 1/8 × 8 11/16 in. (18.5 × 43.5 × 22 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Guido R. Rahr, Sr., Class of 1951P



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Box

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Plains

Not on view


Attached Tag: "7. Trunk, rawhide, Sioux" Marks: In graphite on bottom exterior: "M74"

Course History

NAIS 8.01, Perspectives in Native American Studies, Heid Erdrich, Fall 2022

Exhibition History

Patterns of Life, Patterns of Art: The Rahr Collection of Native American Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 2-June 19, 1987.

Publication History

Barbara A. Hail and Gregory C. Schwarz, Patterns of Life, Patterns of Art: The Rahr Collection of Native American Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1987, p.65, no.59.


Collected by Guido Reinhardt Rahr, Sr. (1902-1985), Manitowoc, Wisconsin; given to present collection, 1985.

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