Band Of Bear's Claws Head-Dress

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Specimen Count
1
FROM CARD: "HEAD-DRESS: BAND OF RED FLANNEL, ONE INCH BROAD, BOUND WITH BLUE CLOTH, AND EDGED WITH WHITE BEADS, TO WHICH BAND ARE SECURED, THROUGH HOLES IN ROOTS, SEVEN CLAWS OF GRIZZLY BEAR, URSUS HORRIBILIS. WORN BY SLAVE INDIANS, HUDSON BAY TERRITORY. SAME SPECIMEN ENTERED AS CATALOG NO. 539. LOAN GLENBOW NOV 13 1987. LOAN RETURNED NOV 25 1988. ILLUS.: THE SPIRIT SINGS. CATALOGUE, GLENBOW-ALBERTA INST., 1987, #S38, P.100."
Provenience note: catalogue card mistranscribes locality as Fort Laird. Correct spelling is Fort Liard.
This object was on display in the National Museum of Natural History exhibit "Objects of Wonder", 2017 - 2021.
Record Last Modified
5 Aug 2018
Accession Date
1866-Dec-29
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Accession Number
66A00102
USNM Number
E2040-0
Culture
Slave (Slavey)
Donor Name
Robert Kennicott
Topic
Ethnology
Place
Fort Liard, Northwest Territories, Canada, North America
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Object Type
Headdress