- they borrowed them from the European settlers.
- In the 19th century, Native Americans invented a new type of square bag attached to a wide strap ("bandolier") copied from the type of cartridge belt which European soldiers wore over one shoulder. These bags became fashionable among Wisconsin and Minnesota men about 1850 for use in ceremonies and dances. The decoration was done in porcupine quills, beadwork or embroidery with wool yarn and became increasingly more elaborate. Floral motifs such as we see on this bandolier bag were not indigenous (native or original) to Native Americans