Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8708308

Category: Necklace - Grizzly Bear Claw necklace

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Santee

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Grizzly bear claws (20); red wool trade cloth; white glass beads; Native tanned rawhide.

Description: Grizzly bear claw necklace laced with rawhide through beaded red wool trade cloth that has been trimmed with white glass beads, sinew sewn. Each bear claw has been drilled with two holes. The holes at the base of each claw are used to string the claws. The holes half way down each claw are not used.

Dimensions: 0


University of Notre dame, South Bend, Indiana
Lessard Collection- SD 298
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 108

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