Purse for dentalium-shell "money"

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Culture/People
Takelma (Rogue River Indians)
Artist/Maker
Eneati (Shellhead), Takelma (Rogue River Indians), b. ca. 1815
Previous owner
Lucy Metcalf (Lucy Shellhead Metcalf), Takelma (Rogue River Indians), ca. 1845-1936
Collector
Dr. Thomas Talbot Waterman (T. T. Waterman), Non-Indian, 1885-1936
Object Name
Purse for dentalium-shell "money"
Media/Materials
Elk antler, hide thong/babiche
Techniques
Cut, cutout, wrapped
Object Type
Containers and Vessels
Place
Oregon; USA
Date created
1880-1900
Collection History
Collected in 1921 from the artist's daughter, Lucy Shellhead Metcalf (Takelma, ca. 1845-1936), by Thomas Talbot Waterman (1885-1936, MAI staff member) during fieldwork sponsored by MAI.
Catalog Number
10/7378
Barcode
107378.000
See related items
Takelma (Rogue River Indians)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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