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Visiting Tobacco

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Osage
MEDIUM Plant material, cotton fabric
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS sack: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 11.694.9025
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charlie Michel
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This is a small flower printed sack tied with the same fabric. Contents unverified as not opened. This was purchased at the same time as the visiting sticks (see 11.694.8994). According to information received at the time such sticks and tobacco were sometimes sent along by messenger when a traveler was within a day's journey of his destination. Although gifts acknowledged the tobacco was rarely smoked. This bag was given to Culin by Charlie Michel when Culin visited him at his home.
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