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Feathers, wood, horsehair, porcupine quills, rabbit fur, and rattlesnake rattle
Founders Society Purchase
Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
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)
The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 480.
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.
Fox, Native American
North American, Native American
Meskwaki, Native American