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Donor Name:
James G. Swan  Search this
Collector:
James G. Swan  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
: Stikine  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
: Kake  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Object Type:
Spoon
Place:
Wrangell Island (not certain) / Fort Wrangell (not certain), Alexander Archipelago, Alaska, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1876
Collection Date:
1875
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Florence Sheakley made the following comments during the Tlingit Recovering Voices Community Research Visit, March 13-March 24, 2017. These spoons are made of yellow cedar. All of these were made by the same carver. The paddles were made first, and then the carvings were added, but it is unclear why there are holes on the spoons. These spoons were used for blending and making soapberries, which fluff up, similar to a meringue. This is in a set of four, E20819-0, E20821-0, E20823-0, E20824-0
Record Last Modified:
17 Aug 2017
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
004730
USNM Number:
E20821-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8358383