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Headdress used by a shaman

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

From the Tlingkit people of Alaska, a shaman’s headdress made of what appears to be a woven material with a protruding narrow piece of red painted wood in the shape of a crane’s beak.

Exhibition Text

It represents two bear heads with the wooden beak of a crane between.

Collection Information

Catalog No: 19 / 978
Culture: TLINGIT, CHILKOOT, INDERSTUKHA
Locale: AK, HAINES BOROUGH, CHILKOOT, INDERSTUKHA
Region: NORTHWEST COAST
Country: USA
Dimensions: L:22 W:39.5 [in CM]
Subject: TWO BEAR'S HEADS WITH CROW'S BEAK BETWEEN THEM
Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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