Lakota Model Baby Carrier With Porcupine-quill Embroidery, North Or South Dakota, Ca. 1880

Date:
1880

This Lakota baby carrier is a featured item in the Our Universes collection. The collection focuses on indigenous cosmologies--worldviews and philosophies related to the creation and order of the universe--and the spiritual relationship between humankind and the natural world. Organized around the solar year, the exhibition introduces visitors to indigenous peoples from across the Western Hemisphere who continue to express the wisdom of their ancestors in celebration, language, art, spirituality, and daily life.

Location:
4th St and Independence Ave SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
12.2308.
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian