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Woman's Dress

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Woman's Dress
Woman's Dress
20th century
Leather, cotton, copper, and glass beads
Gift of James David and John David

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Discussion Questions
  • The turtle figures prominently in the Lakota story of the remaking of the world.

  • Because of her role in the Lakota creation story, the sacred turtle is associated with women and their gift of creating human life.

  • The beaded yoke of this Lakota woman's dress features the traditional turtle-by-the-shore-of-the-lake design. The ABSTRACT U-shape represents the sacred turtle.
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