Cape for Chiefly Regalia

Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
First Nation
Northwest Coast


late 19th-early 20th century

Weasel fur, red cotton cloth, wood and string

Overall: 49 × 22 5/8 in. (124.5 × 57.5 cm)

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



Place Made: Kwakiuti, Vancouver Island, Canada, North America


19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Ceremonial

Research Area

Native American

Native American: Northwest Coast

Not on view

Exhibition History

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.

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

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


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

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