Bear Claw Crown
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Culture Area:||Northwest Coast Culture Area|
|Credit Line:||Wanamaker Expedition to the Northwest Coast; Louis Shotridge, 1918|
|Other Number:||SA21 - Other Number|
Shaman's bear claw crown or headdress. Bear claws are attached to a hide strip worn around the head and affixed in such a way that they stand upright. The upper end of each claw is grooved to attach a band made from animal skin, fur, and thread, which encircles the top of the headdress. Strips of hide and fur hang from the headdress, some decorative and some used to hold the headdress to the head.
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