From: Canada | Ontario | Six Nations Reservation
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Canada | Ontario | Six Nations Reservation|
|Culture Area||Northeast Culture Area|
Called "Condolence Cane" on the card. Wooden cane with carvings to aid Speaker's memory during the long Iroqois Chief's Condolence and Raising Ceremony. Front carvings and pegs (30 pegs on one side with 20 on the other) represent the 50 hereditary Chief Titles of the original Five Nations Confederacy and the seating positions of the Chiefs and Nations Back carvings briefly outline segments of the Condolence. Cf. Fenton, W.N. "Roll Call of the Iroquois Cheifs". A copy of the original cane in Cranbrook Museum of Science. Made by Iroqrafts, Ltd., Ontario, Canada, 1976.
|Credit Line||Purchased from Iroqrafts, Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, 1976|
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