Dewclaw band rattle
A band rattle, circa the mid- to late 19th century. The rattle is constructed of carved pieces of elk dewclaws, stitched to a hide thong with cotton string.
Content Category: artifacts
53 1/2 inches length
Made by (possibly): Indians of North America.
Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Adornment
Creation: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901 (Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
1870 (Accession Number)