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Record 230/826
Copyright New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY
Object ID T0229a-b
Object Name Dance Fans
Description Central Yup'ik Eskimo Dance Fans; Medium/Materials: Wood, duck tail feathers, snowy owl feathers, caribou fur, green and white pigments, peeble;
Early Date 1870 ca.
Medium green and white pigments/peeble
Place of Origin Alaska, USA
People Central Yup'ik Eskimo/
Provenance (1) Jesuit Missionary. Wheeling, West Virginia. Collected them in while working in Alaska in 1870 or 1886.; (2) Diocese of Wheeling. Wheeling, West Virginia. Received in 1886; (3) Father Schoenberg. Pacific Northwest Indian Center, East 200 Cataldo, Spokane, Washington.; (4) Robert L. Stolper. New York City and Munich. June 1985 to Nasser; (5) Andre Nasser. New York City. 885 Park Avenue, 10021; (6) Eugene V. Thaw 07/17/9.;
History Scholarly Attributions: Chuna McIntyre - 13 April 1998 - Seven holes around the rim relate to cosmological symbolism - three and four. May 1998 - the fans need pebbles to give them a voice.
Used Central Yup'ik Eskimo
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Last modified on: March 02, 2006