University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:70-9-332
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ottawa
Provenience: Michigan
Emmet County
Harbor Springs Village
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Hoof
Rawhide
Length: 7 cm
Width: 9 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Ottawa leg rattles. Indian word is "kat i wi due se i ga was" (leg rattle); were used by men in social dances (tied below the knee); used now (1938) in all dances except the pipe ceremonial. Information objtained from Pi Pi gwe, meaning Little Hawk, or Chief Fred Elbanagesbik. The rattles consist of two pieces of squarewood with four parts of dear hooves? on each piece of wood. Pieces of rawhide are attached to the wood and used to tie the rattles on.


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