Parfleche Container

The Dakota made containers, like this box called a parfleche (Pahr-flesh). These containers were made of bison (buffalo), elk, or moose rawhide into various shapes. This parfleche case was made from a single price of leather in 1911.  It was owned by the Lakota chief Red Fox.

Carved bone hide scraper
Carved bone hide scraper, MNHS collections.