Talking stick

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Culture/People
Tlingit
Artist/Maker
Bill White, Jr. (William G. White Jr.), Tlingit
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
The Village Store
Object Name
Talking stick
Media/Materials
Cedar, abalone/haliotis shell, paint
Techniques
Carved, inlaid, painted
Dimensions
122.0 x 4.9 x 5.8 cm
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Saxman; Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA (inferred)
Archipelago
Alexander Archipelago
Island Name
Revillagigedo Island
Date created
1988-1989
Collection History
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from The Village Store (Saxman, Alaska) in 1989; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
26/1278
Barcode
261278.000
See related items
Tlingit
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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