Circular Dewclaw Rattle

possibly Tlingit, Northwest Coast

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collected 1820-1860

Dewclaws, brown string, vegetable fiber, and wood

Overall: 7 1/16 × 5/16 in. (18 × 0.8 cm)

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

22.3.1959

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Classification

Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Course History

NAS 30.18, Indians Who Rock the World: Native American Contemporary Music, Davina Two Bears, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

Native Ecologies: Recycle, Resist, Protect, Sustain, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-January 5, 2020

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

Provenance

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. 22.401

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