Plate 6: Sadie (Kwahseti) Bell Sawyer, Kahnawake Mohawk, probably c. 1890
"Lavish large-bead embossing, in a design suggestive of the ornately carved backs of 19th century Mohawk cradle boards, decorates the lower portion of an unusual fitted dress: note its short sleeves and high hem-line. The bead-edged two-ribbon panel below the deer is a part of that decorative element and does not extend around the hem. A pair of beaded dark bracelets can be seen. A tuft of partridge feathers ornaments some sort of cap. She appears to be wearing dark stockings and laced shoes."
Photo courtesy of Kanien’keha:ka Raotitiohkwa Cultural Center Photo Archives, Kahnawake; Negative #512