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About the Artwork

Featherstick

ca. 1870

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Native american

Fox

Feathers, wood, horsehair, porcupine quills, rabbit fur, and rattlesnake rattle

Overall: 7 3/4 × 1 × 1/2 inches (19.7 × 2.5 × 1.3 cm)

Leatherwork, Hide, Animal Material

Indigenous Americas

Founders Society Purchase

81.350.3

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Provenance

Billy Jones (of Fox tribe

Tama, Iowa, USA)

purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981]

purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA)

1981-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 480.

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Credit Line for Reproduction

Fox, Native American, Featherstick, ca. 1870, feathers, wood, horsehair, porcupine quills, rabbit fur, and rattlesnake rattle. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.350.3.

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