Collection: Fenn

Item Number: FCCN796

Category: Necklace - Bear Claw

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Bear claws, buckskin, vermillion, plum pits.

Description: Twenty-eight prairie and mountain grizzly front claws, separated by polished plum seed beads, are strung on a single strand of buckskin. Vermillion is painted on the knuckles and underside of each claw.

Dimensions: Length largest claw 5 inches


Mae Reed Porter


Hanson, James A., Spirits in the Arts: From the Plains and Soutwest Indian Cultures, The Lowell Press, Kansas City, 1994, pp 106

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