Makah Clam Digger

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Culture/People
Cherokee
Artist/Maker
Mary Shona-hah Smith (Gray Dove), Cherokee descent, 1912-1997
Previous owner
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-
IACB source
Don Morse Smith (Lelooska), Cherokee descent, 1933-1996
Title
Makah Clam Digger
Object Name
Figure
Media/Materials
Wood, cedar bark, wool yarn, commercially tanned leather, twine/string
Techniques
Carved, painted, knitted, shredded
Dimensions
13.2 x 16.8 x 31.8 cm
Object Type
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place
Louisburg; Dallas County; Missouri; USA
Date created
1965
Collection History
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the artist's son, Don Morse Smith (Lelooska, 1933-1996) in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number
25/9106
Barcode
259106.000
See related items
Cherokee
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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