Artifacts

Mink Pouch
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This beautiful silk lined pipe pouch is ornamented with small glass beads worked in patterns. It is used for carrying tobacco and pipes, suspended from a belt. A mink has been completely hollowed and lined in order to create this pouch. The mink was one of many animals hunted by the Shoshone people. As a part of Shoshone beliefs, the... read more