This bear claw necklace isn't the oldest one in our collection but it's in SUCH great condition. It also has intact ribbons which usually deteriorate before the other materials.
|Tama, Iowa 2 Young Bear, John Meskwaki 19 Sac and Fox 16|
|fur 151 glass 581 glass beads 689 grizzly bear 5 ribbon 206 claws 31 otter 21|
|trailer 39 necklace 239|
|inside circle length: 12 in, inside circle width: 6.5 in, width: 13.5 in, L: 18.5 in|
|Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin|
|Personal Adornment & Ritual Regalia. Necklace and trailer - Otter fur necklace and trailer with red ribbon trim on trailer and multi-color overlay bead border. Two red ribbons at end and two blue and gold ribbons on trailer. 40 bear claws attached to otter fur circle with single row of glass blue beads. Overlay multi-color medallions on fur.|
|Pamphlet: Cody, Wyoming Relocation Guide; Cody Chamber of Commerce, Cody, Wyoming; 2004; page 7|