Featherstick, ca. 1870

  • Fox, Native American

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)

Founders Society Purchase

81.350.3

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Geometric patterns
  • Fox
  • Horsehair
  • Fur
  • Wood
  • Feather
  • Quill (spine)
  • Quillwork
  • Headgear
  • Iowa
  • Feather stick

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.