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Jane Dickson Laframboise (b. 1822)

Jane Dickson Laframboise (b. 1822)

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Metis Beadwork: The art of Jane Dickson. See also the "People of the Metis Nation," "Dictionary of Metis Biography"and "Women of the Metis Nation." Jane Dickson was a Dakota-Chippewa-Metis woman who married Metis trader Joseph Laframboise. Features a beaded dance blanket that appeared on the Antiques Road Show.

Metis Beadwork: The art of Jane Dickson. See also the "People of the Metis Nation," "Dictionary of Metis Biography"and "Women of the Metis Nation." Jane Dickson was a Dakota-Chippewa-Metis woman who married Metis trader Joseph Laframboise. Features a beaded dance blanket that appeared on the Antiques Road Show.

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Jane Dickson Laframboise
(b. 1822)Jane (Dickson) Dixon was a Dakota/Chippewa/Metis born in 1822 at Pembina. She was the da!hter o" #i$$iam Dickson (1%&8'181) the mixed b$ood son o" Co$. obert Dickson the *ritish +!ent in the west drin! the #ar o" 1812. #i$$iam,s mother was the sister o" -he *eaer0 (a$so known as Shoppa) the most notab$e chie" o" the Cthead  band o" anktonais. Jane Dickson married Joseph Marcotte 3a"ard dit 4a"ramboise Jr. (185'1856) in 1875. e was a Metis and this was his third marria!e a"ter his wi"e Ma!de$eine J$ia 9asixheawin -S$eep: ;:es0 died o" tberc$osis. Jane made the <ndian beaded b$anket made "amos on
 Antiques Road Show
. (see pictre and stor: be$ow.) Jane Dickson who was one'=arter Mdewakanton Dakota she and three o" their chi$dren =a$i"ied to receie a$"'*reed scrip in $ie o" $and. Most o" their chi$dren and a$$ o" the !randchi$dren were  born $on! a"ter this reat: was si!ned. J$ia 4a3ramboise their o$dest da!hter arran!ed to se$$ her scrip thro!h a third part: to whoeer wo$d prchase it and sed the mone: "or her edcation a "$$ thirt: :ears a"ter the treat:. +"ter her hsband,s death Jane remarried to 4ois Sharon (Charon). he: are $isted amon! the peop$e who took re"!e at 3ort id!e$: drin! the Dakota Con"$ict o" 1862. 4ois and Jane are $isted with chi$dren #i$$iam 4a"ramboise Jstine 4a"ramboise ;$i>a 4a"ramboise 3rank Sharon and 4ois Sharon. he: $ied "or mi$es aboe edwood Minnesota.. +nti=e oad Show March 25?ita (#e$d:) @ramer? ita showed a $ar!e beaded Siox b$anket made b: her !reat !reat !randmother Jane Dixon (Dickson) spose o" "amos Minnesota "r traderJoseph A3a"ardB 4a"ramboise. his beati"$ and intricate b$anket was er: o$d and rare which was appraised at %5.EishnawbeB 4a3ramboise b$anket on F+nti=e oadshowFF+ 3ami$: reasre *e:ond MeasreG *$anket + Hoadshow itF F+s soon as she heard the words Hnationa$ treasreH and the nmber o" 6 or more ita Joer! o" Preston Minn. knew where to store her !reat'!reat'!randmotherHs handwork? in a bank sa"e'deposit box..Joer! said esda: she took the bead work to the St. Pa$ "i$min! o" the -+nti=es oadshow0 and $earned mch to her ama>ement that itHs a msem =a$it: Dakota womanHs dance b$anket sed in ceremonies in the 18Hs. er !reat'!reat'!randmother Jane Dickson 4a3ramboise who was three'=arters Dakota and 9Iibwe and one'=arter white made it in abot the 18Hs o" tin: beads and ribbons a$$ imported "rom ;n!$and as trade !oods.01
 
*ecase the b$anket was made abot the time she married Joseph 4a3ramboise an interpreter o" the reat: des Siox and in !enera$ to the Dakota and 9Iibwe <ndians in Minnesota it is possib$e that the bride made the dance b$anket "or her 1875 weddin! considered the "irst Christian marria!e in Eico$$et Cont:. ecent !enerations hae had no idea o" its a$e or een its se. he: ca$$ed it a tab$e coer. Joer! said it was stored and sometimes disp$a:ed at the S$eep: ;:e Minnesota 4ibrar: "rom 1&7 to 1&%2 bt with no hint it was so a$ab$e. +"ter that it was in her mother,s cedar chest and $ater in the cedar chest o" Joer!,s sister Diane +rnedt o" 3air"ax Minnesota.2
 
 Dance blanket 
 187'5 #oo$ si$k beads.Minneapo$is <nstitte o" +rts. he obert J. $rich #orks o" +rt Prchase 3nd
he Minnesota <nstitte o" +rts states? his b$anket was made b: one or more peop$e o" the +nishinabe (9Iibwe) and Dakota commnities. <ts histor: can be traced to some o" the re!ion,s ear$: "r traders the prominent 4a3ramboise "ami$:. +ccordin! to "ami$: $ore the b$anket was owned b: Jane Dickson 4a3ramboisea woman o" +nishinabe/Dakota descent whose "ather had a !ood re$ationship with the Dakota. Jane,s hsband Joseph 4a3ramboise had estab$ished one o" the "irst tradin! posts in what wo$d $ater be Minnesota. <t is said the b$anket was sed at their marria!e in 1875.e"erence? http?//www.artsmia.or!/edcation/teacher'resorces/"ie"actsKd.c"mLp7N156O-+nti=e oadshow0+ppraiser? -<tHs a$$ trade materia$. hereHs no indi!enos materia$ so a$$ the materia$ here was !ot thro!h the "r trade'tradin! "rs "or the beads tradin! "irs "or the b$anket "or the si$k. <t was stnnin! si$k app$i=e work most o" the wa: arond the otside border. *eati"$$: desi!ned in terri"ic condition. he co$or preseration is sti$$ =ite !ood !ien how o$d it is.0-hese b$ankets are !enera$$: made b: the 9sa!e tribe which are re$ated to the Siox. his is s Siox ariation and the 9sa!e Ist did this ribbon work'$ooked s$i!ht$: di""erent withot doin! the beadwork. +nd what rea$$: makes this b$anket "or me is this  beadwork.0Q

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