Rattle

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Culture/People
Tlingit [Stikine]
Previous owner
Gush Tlein (Chief Shakes VI/Chief Shaikes), Tlingit
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Seller
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Object Name
Rattle
Media/Materials
Wood
Techniques
Carved, painted
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Wrangell; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago
Alexander Archipelago
Island Name
Wrangell Island
Collection History
Said to have been owned by Chief Shakes (probably Gush Tlein, Chief Shakes VI, who held the title Chief Shakes from 1878 until his passing in 1916); collected by Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899) at an unknown date; purchased by George Heye from George T. Emmons circa 1906.
Catalog Number
9740
Barcode
009740.000
See related items
Tlingit [Stikine]
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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