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Object Number:70-9-790
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Cherokee
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Length: 36 cm
Width: 6 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Softwood (Buckeye or poplar?); flat bottom tapering at both bow and stern ends to a point; hollowed out interior follows the shape of the exterior. In pencil on one side of the canoe is printed "Wilson Featherhead Wolftown Cherokee", on the other side in Cherokee syllabary in pencil is printed [...]. Paddle found separately in the same drawer with no information; based on a similar canoe and paddle model in the collection (46-6-81ab) by Featherhead, the paddle is accessioned with this canoe model.

Condition: Good. To registrar's for freezing. 3/91.


Bibliography:

[Other] Wm. D. Morley, Inc. Inventory and Appraisement - Personal Property - The Estate of Samuel W. Pennypacker, 2nd, Dec'd. - Haldeman Road Schwenksville, RD 1 Penna. October 15, 1968.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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