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Donor Name:
Victor J. Evans  Search this
Culture:
Choctaw  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Alibamu  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Koasati (Coushatta)  Search this
(Not certain)  Search this
Object Type:
Belt
Place:
United States, North America
Accession Date:
1931-Mar-20
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
IDENTIFIED AS CHOCTAW (OR ALABAMU OR KOASATI) - WILLIAM STURTEVANT 01/1966 From card: "The basis for the belt is red strouding; the edges are faced with black material with a line of beadwork on either side. The center is decorated with blue circles of beadwork connected by black cloth outlined in white beadwork and by diamonds of black cloth with blue beadwork centers."
Albert Naquin, Traditional Chief; Boyo Billiot, Deputy Chief; Chantel Comardelle, Tribal Secretary; and Heather Stone, collaborator; made the following comments during the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Recovering Voices Community Research Visit, October 23-27, 2017. Chantel notes that the beadwork design on this belt is completely different from the other two viewed (E358076-0 and E73527B-0) and through speaking with Dorothy Lippert of NMNH Repatriation, it looks like a design more commonly found on Southwest pottery.
Record Last Modified:
18 May 2018
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
113605
USNM Number:
E358226-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8404831