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Canoe Paddle, ca. 1895

  • Chippewa, Native American
  • Chief David Shoppenagon, Chippewa, Native American, 1809 - 1911

Wood (possibly pine)

  • Overall: 64 1/2 × 6 1/4 inches (163.8 × 15.9 cm)

Gift of Richard Pohrt, Jr.



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

Signed in pencil, 20" upwards from the bottom on one side: DS

Henry Dinninger acquired from a family at (Higgins Lake, Michigan, USA)

purchased by Mike Slasinski (Saginaw, Michigan, USA). purchased by Richard Pohrt, Jr.

2007-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Chief David Shoppenagon; Chippewa, Native American, Canoe Paddle, ca. 1895, wood (possibly pine). Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Richard Pohrt, Jr., 2007.35.