Object photography

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Object description

  • Rattle, 19th century
  • Turtle shell, leather, hoof
  • Great Plains, North America
  • L: 5 3/8 in, W: 4 in, D: 1 3/4 in (L: 13.7 cm, W: 10.2 cm, D: 4.4 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Harry L. Damon, 1965
  • E23935


This rattle is made of turtle shell with a row of attached leather thongs along the top edge. Now missing, split deer hooves and bear claws were once strung on the attached leather.