Unidentified Northwest Coast maker, British Columbia, Canadian
First Nation


about 1880-1890

Sweetgrass, wood, metal thimble ferrule

Overall: 34 × 1 1/8 in. (86.4 × 2.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith D. and Charles H. Hood, Class of 1951



Place Made: Canada, North America


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Cane

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Numbered, in ballpoint ink, on white label wrapped around base: #127 [label obscures label below that is printed: BUYER]


The maker; collected by "Grandmother Kelley"; given to her grandson, Henry J. Adams (c. 1910-1990), Connecticut, date unknown; Tradewind Antiques, Danvers, Massachusetts, “Auction of Antique Canes,” April 21, 2007, lot 155, illus. in color, p. 135; sold to Judith D. and Charles H. Hood (1929-2016), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, 2007; given to present collection, 2016

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