Bird Rattle

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


collected 1820-1860

Wood, paint, sinew, and blue glass beads

Overall: 2 × 10 1/16 × 3 1/16 in. (5.1 × 25.5 × 7.8 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


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. 22.399

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