Canoe Model


From: United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-790.1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cherokee
Provenience United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee
Culture Area Southeast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood

Softwood (Buckeye or poplar?) canoe model (.1); flat bottom tapering at both bow and stern ends to a point; hollowed out interior follows the shape of the exterior. In pencil on one side of the canoe is printed "Wilson Featherhead Wolftown Cherokee", on the other side in Cherokee syllabary in pencil is printed [...]. Paddle (.2) found separately in the same drawer with no information; based on a similar canoe and paddle model in the collection (46-6-81ab) by Featherhead, the paddle is accessioned with this canoe model.

Condition: Good. To registrar's for freezing. 3/91.

Length 36 cm
Width 6 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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