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Bear claw necklace with silver, coral, and turqoise beads / Woodrow Wilson Crumbo

Curatorial Remarks

This piece was likely created as a 20th century inter-tribal piece of jewelry. The bear was a symbolically powerful animal.

Tags: claw, necklace
People: Inter-tribal
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use, ceremonial use, formal attire

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

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Title(s): 
Bear claw necklace with silver, coral, and turqoise beads
Creator(s): 
Woodrow Wilson Crumbo
Culture: 
Native American; Pottawatomi, Muscogee (Creek)
Date: 
19th century - 20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
silver, coral, turquoise, claws
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Woody Crumbo
Accession No: 
84.2145
Department: 
Not On View

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