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Collector:
Brig. Gen. William B. Hazen  Search this
William Courtenay  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Mildred M. Hazen  Search this
Site Name:
Fort Buford  Search this
Culture:
Hidatsa (?)  Search this
Arikara (?)  Search this
Mandan (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Headdress
Place:
Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
25 May 1892
Collection Date:
1872
Notes:
This hair stick, now broken, shows remnants of shavings around the center. Prince Maximilian, referencing practices of the 1830s, described such ornaments as the prerogative of men who had been wounded in war. Similar shaved sticks that he collected are preserved at the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Culture identification changed from Sioux to Hidatsa, Arikara, or Mandan by Candace Greene May 2017 based on a full review of the collecting history and consideration of general stylistic traits.
Record Last Modified:
24 Jul 2018
Specimen Count:
2
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
025748
USNM Number:
E153958-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/391bbf246-448a-4a0e-a4b5-2859ea9a69d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8343505