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Child’s dance dress

Description: Jingle dresses first came into fashion in the 1890s for Pow Wows dancing, which are intertribal get-togethers. Women danced in these resonant dresses lavishly adorned with bells and later, metal cone-shaped “tinklers.” When bells were too expensive or difficult to obtain, rolled up lids from cans of snuff, smokeless tobacco, were used.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Subjects: Indians of North America
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs
Indians of North America -- Clothing
Clothing and dress
Teton Indians
Indian dance -- North America

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