Ball game tail ornament

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Culture/People
Mississippi Choctaw
Previous owner
Hickman Thomas, Mississippi Choctaw, b. ca. 1874
Collector
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971
Object Name
Ball game tail ornament
Media/Materials
Hide, horsehair
Techniques
Wrapped, tied
Dimensions
64 x 20 cm
Object Type
Games, Toys, Gambling: Ball game items
Native Term
ca a le'
Place
Neshoba County and Scott County; Mississippi; USA
Collection History
Collected from Hickman Thomas (Mississippi Choctaw, b. ca. 1874) in 1908 by anthropologist Mark Raymond Harrington (1882-1971, MAI staff member) during fieldwork sponsored by George Heye.
Catalog Number
1/8877
Barcode
018877.000
See related items
Mississippi Choctaw
Games, Toys, Gambling: Ball game items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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