Cape for Dancing Headdress Frontlet

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


late 19th-early 20th century

Weasel fur, red cotton cloth, wood and string

Overall: 49 x 22 5/8 in. (124.5 x 57.5 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



Native American

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.

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.


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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