University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 70-9-213
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cayuga
Iroquois
Provenience: Canada
Ontario
Six Nations Reservation
Culture Area: Northeast
Date Made: 1934
Early Date: 1934
Late Date: 1934
Section:American
Materials:Turtle Shell
Fiber
Height: 35cm
Width: 15.5cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Small snapping turtle. Used in women's songs. "Kaontonwis." Each woman, as she chants, accompanies herself with this rattle. Specimen obtained from Diskaheh (Cayuga chief) and used in ceremonies of 1934 just finished.


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