University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:46-6-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cherokee
Provenience: United States of America
North Carolina
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Skin
Feather
Shell
Length: 79 cm
Width: 10 cm
Credit Line:Cherokee Expedition; Frank G. Speck and John G. Witthoft, 1946

Description

For back of neck. Banded rattlesnake skin with two rosettes, one of partridge feathers, the other of hawk feathers. "The rattlesnakes skin symbolizes fierceness - the feathers speed and surety. --- Standing Deer."


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