VISIT

Plan an in-person visit

SUPPORT

The Center needs you

SHOP

Browse our online store

Add to Exhibit
Remove
Love this Object

Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
tanned hide 570 grizzly bear claws 5 tanned bison hide 29 glass beads 689 sinew 620
Names
bear claw necklace 4
Date:
ca.1840
Dimensions:
width: .75 in, L: 13 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
Piece of tanned bison hide, ¾" W x ¼" W, with another thin piece of hide on top of that, stitched to outer layer with sinew in broad stitches. Recto has white pony beads in vertical rows of 3 beads, spot stitched to upper area. Holes punched along bottom edge with bear claws attached with single piece of thin hide strip, looped through. Twelve (12) grizzly bear claws attached, with single hole drilled through the top of claw for attaching. The two (2) center claws, each 4 ½"L, have two (2) holes - one at top, one at center. Choker style necklace. Thin hide ties used to tie around neck.
Accession Number:
NA.203.1609

Not currently on display


Know something we don't? Have an interesting question? Leave it here in our new & improved Comment Section and we will get back to you.

Questions and Comments

Loading comments...