University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-345
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cayuga
Iroquois
Provenience: Canada
Ontario
Six Nations Reservation
Culture Area: Northeast
Maker: Jerry Aaron
Date Made: 1939
Early Date: 1939
Late Date: 1939
Section:American
Materials:Feather
Wood
Fiber
Height: 33 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Made by Jerry Aaron, used in the Eagle Dance in the Long House in 1939. One per person. Made of wood with three grooves carved in it. In two of the grooves there are two eagle feathers. The feather at the very tip of the wand has red cloth wrapped around the thread which secures it to the wand; there is also a red cloth tassle attached half-way down the feather, and a tassle of pink, red, and green ribbon and blue string attached to the very tip of the feather. The second feather has green ribbon around the thread and a red cloth tassle half-way down the feather. The third groove has two small feathers attached with thread and green ribbon to the wand.


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