Dance accessory

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Culture/People
probably Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin] (attributed)
Possible collector
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953
Previous owner
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998
Donor
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998
Object Name
Dance accessory
Media/Materials
Skunk skin/fur, hide thong/babiche
Techniques
Cut, tied
Dimensions
40 x 10 x 2 cm
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Lac du Flambeau Reservation; Iron County, Vilas County, Oneida County; Wisconsin; USA
Date created
1900-1930
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Bernard S. Mason (1896-1953, author of books on Indian crafts, an active supporter of camping and "Indian lore" as educational experiences, and director of Camp Kooch-i-ching, Rainy Lake, Minnesota); bequeathed or given to his friend John Landis Holden (1922-1998, also a camping enthusiast and subsequent director of Camp Kooch-i-ching); donated to NMAI by John L. Holden in 1991.
Catalog Number
25/3373
Barcode
253373.000
See related items
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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