Bird Quill Belt with Leather Fringe, possibly a Baby Belt or Strap

Dene (Athabascan), Alaska, Subarctic

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19th century

Leather, bird quill in various patterns of checkerboard and plants, trimmed with multi-colored seed beads and braided and chain stitched red wool yarn, leather fringe on one side, fringe partially wrapped in bird quill, metal buckle, blue wool trade cloth, ribbon and pearl button

Overall: 36 × 2 3/16 in. (91.5 × 5.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. Charles Sheldon

51.32.12856

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Accessory

Classification

Native American

Native American: Subarctic

Not on view

Course History

NAS 37, ANTH 37, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Spring 2015

ANTH 12.11, NAS 30, Arctic Crossroads: Its Peoples, Cultures, and History, William Fitzhugh, Winter 2015

NAS 37, ANTH 47, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Winter 2014

NAS 37, Alaska: American Dreams and Native Realities, Sergei Kan, Medeia Krisztina C. DeHass, Spring 2013

Provenance

Collected by Charles Alexander Sheldon (1867-1928); to his wife, Louise Walker Gulliver Sheldon (1867-1950), Woodstock, Vermont; given to present collection, 1951.

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