Crane and Xweti

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Culture/People
Cherokee
Artist/Maker
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996
Title
Crane and Xweti
Object Name
Crane rattle
Media/Materials
Alder, deerhide/deerskin, paint, animal hair, deer antler
Techniques
Carved, painted, wrapped, inlaid
Dimensions
32.4 x 15.6 x 10.5 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound
Place
Neah Bay, Makah Reservation; Clallam County; Washington; USA (inferred)
Date created
1965
Collection History
Created during a carving demonstration by the artist sponsored by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board and held on the Makah Reservation (Neah Bay, Washington); purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the artist in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/8768
Barcode
258768.000
See related items
Cherokee
Music and Sound
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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