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Culture/People
A:shiwi (Zuni)
Artist/Maker
attributed to Kyusita (Cayusetsa/Mrs. Milam/Mrs. Malani), A:shiwi (Zuni), ca. 1896-1977
Expedition sponsor
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928
Previous owner
Kyusita (Cayusetsa/Mrs. Milam/Mrs. Malani), A:shiwi (Zuni), ca. 1896-1977
Collector
Frederick Webb Hodge (F.W. Hodge), Non-Indian, 1864-1956
Expedition
Hendricks-Hodge Hawikku Expedition (1917-1923)
Object Name
Cactus tongs
Media/Materials
Wood
Techniques
Carved
Object Type
Food Gathering and Preparation
Place
Zuni Pueblo, Zuni Reservation; McKinley County; New Mexico; USA
Date created
1918
Collection History
Collected from Zuni potter Kyusita (Cayusetsa, ca. 1896-1977) by anthropologist Frederick Webb Hodge (1864-1956, MAI staff member) as part of a 1918 pottery-making demonstration; MAI staff member George Hubbard Pepper (1873-1924) also photographed Kyusita during the demonstration, which took place during the Hendricks-Hodge Hawikku Expedition, which was led by Hodge and sponsored by MAI and MAI trustee Harmon W. Hendricks (1846-1928).
Catalog Number
8/5636
Barcode
085636.000
See related items
A:shiwi (Zuni)
Food Gathering and Preparation
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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