Woman's leg rattles

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Previous owner
Lydia Jessan (Ah-ne-leh/Lydia Jessean), Eastern Band of Cherokee
Collector
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971
Object Name
Woman's leg rattles
Media/Materials
Turtle shell/carapace, hide
Techniques
Perforated, tied
Object Type
Music and Sound
Native Term
dak si'n
Place
Swain County and Jackson County; North Carolina; USA
Collection History
Collected from Lydia Jessan (Eastern Band of Cherokee) in 1908 by anthropologist Mark Raymond Harrington (1882-1971, MAI staff member) during fieldwork sponsored by George Heye.
Catalog Number
1/8961
Barcode
018961.000
See related items
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Music and Sound
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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