Bird Rattle

Kwakwaka‘wakw (Kwakiutl), First Nation, Northwest Coast


collected 1820-1860

Wood with red and black paint

Overall: 11 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 4 1/8 in. (29.8 × 12 × 10.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Margaret Barnhill Roosevelt Kimberly



North America, Canada


19th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument


Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Exhibition History

Montshire: Educational Program, Montshire Museum of Science, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 4-December 5, 1988.


Collected by "an old sea captain," about 1820-1860; to General John Hewston, California; bequeathed to his niece, Margaret Barnhill Roosevelt Kimberly (1851-1927), West Newton, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 1922.

Old Number

Red No. 22.398

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