Dance headdress representing a beaver

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Culture/People
Tsimshian
Collector
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914
Previous owner
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914
Seller/source
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914
Object Name
Dance headdress representing a beaver
Media/Materials
Wood, copper alloy, hide thong/babiche, iron nails, paint
Techniques
Carved, painted
Dimensions
58 x 24 x 19 cm
Object Type
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Native Term
gayt
Place
Port Simpson (Fort Simpson); Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Date created
circa 1860
Collection History
Collected in 1875 by Reverend Thomas Crosby (1840-1914, an English missionary who worked with North Pacific Coast peoples from 1863 to about 1900); purchased by George Heye from Reverend Crosby in 1908.
Catalog Number
1/8944
Barcode
018944.000
See related items
Tsimshian
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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