From: United States of America | Alaska | Sitka

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number NA11764
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tlingit
Provenience United States of America | Alaska | Sitka
Culture Area Northwest Coast Culture Area
Locus Sitka Kaagwaantaan Clan | Star House
Section American
Materials Hide | Ermine | Abalone | Fur

War headdress called "Ears of the Grizzly" of the famous warrior, Yakuan (LS). Made from a piece of bear fur bound in the back with hide straps. The fur is cut with two raised sections in the front, each topped with an ermine pelt. A piece of abalone shell is attached on one side with carvings resembling a skull in profile. Said to be made from the skin of a bear killed by the wolf knife, NA11763.

Credit Line Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1927
Other Number 138 - Other Number

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