Coin purse

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Culture/People
Tlingit
Collector
Colonel Mottrom D. Ball (Mottram Dulany Ball), Non-Indian, 1835-1887
Previous owner
Colonel Mottrom D. Ball (Mottram Dulany Ball), Non-Indian, 1835-1887
Sarah Lewis Ball (Sallie Lewis Ball), Non-Indian, 1866-1944
Seller
Sarah Lewis Ball (Sallie Lewis Ball), Non-Indian, 1866-1944
Seller agent
George Thornton Emmons (George T. Emmons/G.T. Emmons), Non-Indian, 1852-1945
Object Name
Coin purse
Media/Materials
Velvet, glass bead/beads, cordage, wool yarn
Techniques
Loom beadwork
Object Type
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place
Sitka; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Archipelago
Alexander Archipelago
Island Name
Baranof Island
Collection History
Collected circa 1880 by Colonel Mottram D. Ball (1835-1887, a customs collector at Sitka, Alaska, and U.S. District Attorney for the Alaska Territory between 1876 and 1887); inherited by his daughter Sarah (Sallie) Lewis Ball (1866-1944); purchased by George Heye from Sallie Ball in 1907 through Lieutenant George T. Emmons (1852-1945, US Navy 1881-1899).
Catalog Number
1/2159
Barcode
012159.000
See related items
Tlingit
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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