Hair plume worn by ball players

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Previous owner
Sherman Taylor, Eastern Band of Cherokee
Key Washington, Eastern Band of Cherokee
Betty Toineeta, Eastern Band of Cherokee
Jennie Arch, Eastern Band of Cherokee
Collector
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971
Object Name
Hair plume worn by ball players
Media/Materials
Heron feather/feathers, twine/string
Techniques
Tied
Dimensions
15 x 2.5 cm
Object Type
Games, Toys, Gambling: Ball game items
Native Term
a ti L us ti'n
Place
Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County and Swain County; North Carolina; USA
Date created
circa 1905
Collection History
Items in this set were collected from several Eastern Band of Cherokee individuals (Sherman Taylor, Key Washington, Jennie Arch, and Betty Toineeta) in 1908 by anthropologist Mark Raymond Harrington (1882-1971, MAI staff member) during fieldwork sponsored by George Heye.
Catalog Number
1/8992
Barcode
018992.000
See related items
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Games, Toys, Gambling: Ball game items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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