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Tin milk can dance shakers with leather strips / Clifford Littlebear

Curatorial Remarks

These shell shakers are worn by women during stomp dances. Not all women wear shell shakers. Shell shakers are heavy. This set of shell shakers are made from milk cans. The tin cans are some times attached to leather boot tops.

Tags: milk cans, shell shakers, stomp dance, leather straps
People: Euchee, Clifford Littlebear
Places: Southeastern, Eastern Oklahoma
Purpose: ceremonial events, stomp dances

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

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Title(s): 
Tin milk can dance shakers with leather strips
Creator(s): 
Clifford Littlebear
Culture: 
Native American; Euchee
Date: 
1997
Materials/Techniques: 
tin, leather, brass, stone
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
84.2887a-b
Department: 
Not On View

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