Object photography

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Object description

  • Tsitsistas (Cheyenne) artist
  • Rattle, 19th century
  • Deer hoof, wool, wood
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 10 in, W: 3 7/8 in, D: 1 in (L: 25.4 cm, W: 9.8 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Albert Fowler, 1951
  • E29202


This is a rattle made from deer hooves. The rattle is made from a wooden stick covered with woven cloth, wrapped in fiber, and bound with sixteen deer hooves attached at either end.

Exhibition History

  • Gifts of the Spirit: Works by Nineteenth-Century & Contemporary Native American Artists, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 14, 1996 through May 18, 1997