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Title
Tolowa dancing head dress
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 13, plate 455
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
The head-dress is of the type common to the Klamath River tribes -a broad band of deerskin partially covered with a row of red scalps of the woodpecker. The massive necklace of clam-shell beads indicates the wealth of the wearer, or of the friend from whom he borrowed it. He carries a ceremonial celt of black obsidian and a decorated bow.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00333.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/333
Language
English
Subject
Clothing and dress
Headdresses
Jewelry
Native Americans
Photogravure
Portrait photography
Portraits
Tolowa Indians
Source
Photogravure, 22.25 x 18.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.13 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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