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Heddle, ca. 1900

  • John Young Bear, Sauk and Fox, Native American


  • Overall: 13 1/2 × 9 1/8 × 1 inches (34.3 × 23.2 × 2.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

purchased by Milford G. Chandler [1889-1981] at Tama, Iowa, USA

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

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

Feder, N. Two Hundred Years of North American Indian Art. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1971, p. 100, no. 139 (ill.). The Art of the Great Lakes Indians. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, MI, 1973, no. 346. Glubak, S. Art of the Woodlands Indian. New York, 1976, p. 25 (ill.). Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, no. 167.

John Young Bear, Heddle, ca. 1900, walnut. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.369.