Dancing Headdress Frontlet with attached Cape and separate Tunic

Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), British Columbia, Canada, Northwest Coast


late 19th-early 20th century

Maple, Yellow cedar, maroon and black enamel paint, wool and cotton cloth, weasel fur, swan down, baleen, thread and abalone shell

Overall: 12 x 8 11/16 in. (30.5 x 22 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from the Friends of the Hopkins Center and Hood Museum of Art



North America, Canada


19th-20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear


Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Exhibition History

The Tradition Continues: Native American Art from New England Collections, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, March 10-May 29, 1994.

The Commanding Presence of Imagery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire,1989.

Peoples and Cultures of the Northwest Coast and Arctic Regions, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 22-October 14, 1990.


Chief George Scow (1865-1955), Gwa'yi (Kingcome Inlet), British Columbia, Canada; Sotheby's, New York, Fine American Indian Art, Sale 5643, Lot 200, December 2, 1987; sold to present collection, 1987.

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