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WEK, American (Cherokee), early 20th century, Cherokee, Eastern Band of Cherokee, Southeast

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about 1915

River cane (Aruninaria gigantea), butternut root dye, bloodroot dye (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Overall: 10 13/16 × 9 7/16 × 9 7/16 in. (27.5 × 24 × 24 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mary Louise Warden Stewart

996.42.30331

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

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Classification

Native American

Native American: Southeast

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed: WEK

Exhibition History

Native Ecologies: Recycle, Resist, Protect, Sustain, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-August 18, 2019.

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 8, 2011-March 12, 2012.

Publication History

George P. Horse Capture, Sr., Joe D. Horse Capture, Joseph M. Sanchez, et al., Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2011, ill. on p. 123 and p. 178, no. 165.

Provenance

Sold to Annie Eliza Maharay Stewart (1879-1962) (wife of Thomas Wesley Steward, 1874-1951), Pleasant Point, Maine, 1917; by descent to her daughter-in-law, Mary Louise Warden Stewart (1901-2001) (wife of Thomas Archibald Stewart,1902-1998 and daughter of Herbert A. Warden, Class of 1896), Newburgh, New York; given to present collection, 1996.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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