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Ceremonial Cane

Object Number:76-8-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Canada
Six Nations Reservation
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Maker: Iroqrafts
Date Made: 1976
Early Date: 1976
Late Date: 1976
Length: 178.9 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Iroqrafts, Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, 1976


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

American Indian Life 1776-1976 ( Dec 1976 - 1978) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] 1976. American Indian Life: 1776-1976.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 8View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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