Bear figures

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Artist/Maker
Goingback Chiltoskey (Going Back Chiltoskey/G.B. Chiltoskey/Goingback Chiltaski), Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1907-2000
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual (Qualla Arts & Crafts Cooperative/Qualla Arts & Crafts Coop/Qualla Crafts), 1946-
Object Name
Bear figures
Media/Materials
Wood
Techniques
Carved, polished
Dimensions
8.8 x 3.7 x 5.1 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
Piney Grove, Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Swain County; North Carolina; USA
Date created
circa 1950
Collection History
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the Qualla Arts and Crafts Cooperative (Cherokee, North Carolina) at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/6962
Barcode
256962.000
See related items
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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