Skip to main content

As a public health precaution, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Please continue to check back frequently at npg.si.edu or si.edu for updates. In the meantime, please explore our website, resource materials and online exhibitions. 

Medicine bag and contents

Medicine bag and contents
Usage Conditions Apply
Culture/People
Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Previous owner
John Jay White, Non-Indian, 1860-1923
Lender
John Jay White, Non-Indian, 1860-1923
Donor
Grace Hoffman White (Virginia Grace Hoffman/Mrs. John Jay White), Non-Indian, 1862-1937
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Object Name
Medicine bag and contents
Media/Materials
Deerhide/deerskin, stone, embroidery floss
Techniques
Sewn, embroidered
Catalog Number
10/4480
Barcode
104480.000
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of John Jay White (1860-1923, a New York City banker and collector of Indian objects); lent to MAI by Mr. White in 1921; donated to MAI by his widow, Grace Hoffman White (Virginia Grace Hoffman, 1862-1937), in 1925.
Contact Us
Have a concern, a correction, or something to add? Contact us: https://nmai.si.edu/collections-statement
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
See related items
Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Lame Deer, Northern Cheyenne Reservation; Rosebud County; Montana; USA
Usage