• Culture/People:

    Seneca

  • Object name:

    Headdress

  • Native term:

    gustoweh

  • Date created:

    circa 1890

  • Place:

    Six Nations Grand River Reserve; Brant County, Haldimand County; Ontario; Canada

  • Media/Materials:

    Woodsplints, eagle feather/feathers, turkey feather/feathers, hide, german silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy), silk ribbon, shell beads, hide thong/babiche, sinew

  • Techniques:

    Bent, tied

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Joseph W. Keppler (1872-1956, long-time friend of George Heye); lent to MAI in 1917 and purchased from him in 1947.

  • Dimensions:

    61 x 40 cm

  • Catalog number:

    6/354

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