Ball stick

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Previous owner
Sawan Littlejohn, Eastern Band of Cherokee
Collector
Mark Raymond Harrington (M. R. Harrington/MRH), Non-Indian, 1882-1971
Object Name
Ball stick
Media/Materials
Hickory wood, hide thong/babiche, iron nails
Techniques
Carved, nailed, bent, perforated, laced, burned
Dimensions
72.5 x 8 x 2.6 cm
Object Type
Games, Toys, Gambling: Ball game items
Native Term
dilasgaldi
Place
Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County and Swain County; North Carolina; USA (inferred)
Date created
circa 1905
Collection History
Collected from Sawan Littlejohn (Eastern Band of Cherokee) in 1908 by anthropologist Mark Raymond Harrington (1882-1971, MAI staff member) during fieldwork sponsored by George Heye.
Catalog Number
1/8995
Barcode
018995.000
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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