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Silver peyote button box / Raye Johnson

Essay/Description

Owned by Harding Big Bow (Kiowa).

Curatorial Remarks

Collected in Mountain View, Oklahoma. Used in Oklahoma. Created in Arizona or New Mexico. Inscribed on bottom, "14K sterling".

Tags: peyote bird, peyote button box, father peyote, Native American Church, gold, silver, diamonds
People: Raye Johnson, Navajo
Places: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Purpose: peyote meeting

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Silver peyote button box
Creator(s): 
Raye Johnson
Culture: 
Native American; possibly Diné
Date: 
2003
Place: 
Mountain View, Oklahoma
Materials/Techniques: 
sterling silver, brass, crystal
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
69.188
Department: 
Signed in engraving, "RJ" on bottom; Signed in engraving, "Raye Johnson 2003" on inside bottom; Inscribed in gold, "Native American Church of Navajo-Land 1966" on top lid; Inscribed, "Love, Charity, Faith x Hope" on side.
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