• Culture/People:

    Red River Metis

  • Object name:

    Quirt

  • Date created:

    1835-1845

  • Place:

    Manitoba; Canada

  • Media/Materials:

    Elk antler, hide, wool felt, porcupine quills, glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche, dye/dyes, wood

  • Techniques:

    Carved, sewn, quilled (lane stitched), quill-wrapped (flat), edge beaded, braided

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of the Chichester Museum (Chichester, West Sussex, England) and said to have been acquired by the museum about 1845; purchased by George Heye from W.O. Oldman (1879-1949, did business as "W.O. Oldman, Ethnographical Specimens, London") in 1910.

  • Dimensions:

    99.00 x 12.00 x 2.50 cm

  • Catalog number:

    3/2875

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    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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