Headband, early 19th century

  • Seminole, Native American


  • Overall: 15 1/2 × 2 1/8 inches (39.4 × 5.4 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Lillian Henkel Haass



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

Inscribed, scratched on inner side: This ornament was taken from Tiger Tails camp by Comp B 2d Inf Capt J R Smith 25th July 1840.

ca. 1840, Brigadier General Joseph Rowe Smith (on campaign in Florida

later Monroe, Michigan, USA). private collection (Monroe, Michigan, USA)

(George J. Heckroth, dealer, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA)

1950-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA) with funds from Lillian Henkel Haass [1879-1960] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA)

Kan, M. and W. Wierzbowski. American Indian Art Magazine 4 (Summer 1979): 59, fig. 5.

Seminole, Native American, Headband, early 19th century, silver. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Lillian Henkel Haass, 50.11.