Theft of Ojibwe Regalia

Anita Cohen-Williams (IACAGC@ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU)
Thu, 7 Sep 1995 11:39:50 -0700

This is being reposted from the MUSEUM-L list:

On August 24, 1995, six Ojibwe items from Bemidji State University Lanham
Collection of native American Artifacts were stolen while on loan for an
exhibition at the Bemidji Community Arts Center, Bemidji, Minnesota.

The items are the following: one Woman's Jingle Dress (Black cotton with tin
jingles and two rhinestone pins); one fully beaded man's dance vest (floral
design); two man's leggings (black cotton with beaded floral design); beaded
pipe bag (flower on one side and bird on the other); beaded dance apron
(floral beading on black cotton, two pieces-front and back); beaded deer hide
(five beaded sections).

The university is offering a $1000 reward for the return of all items, no
questions asked. Call collect to: Indian Studies 218-755-3977 or write to
Indian Studies Program, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota
56601-2699. A flyer with b/w images is available at the above or contact me at
sskaul@vax1. Recent similar thefts in adjacent states have
been reported but authorities and the Indian community are looking into local
leads also.

Thank you,
Sandy Kaul
Director, Talley Gallery
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, Minnesota

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