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Rattle in the form of a bird

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Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Collected between 1894 and 1907 by Captain Dorr F. Tozier (1843-1926, associated with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service); Tozier's collection was purchased in 1909 by the Washington State Art Association (Seattle, Washington); when the Association defaulted on its payments for the collection in 1916, it became the property of the Seattle Land Improvement Company, owned by Fred E. Sander (1854-1921); in 1917, George Louis Berg (1868-1941, director of the Washington State Art Association) negotiated on Fred Sander’s behalf to sell the collection, which was purchased that year by MAI using funds donated by MAI’s Board of Trustees.
Culture/People
Makah
Collector
Dorr F. Tozier (D. F. Tozier), Non-Indian, 1843-1946
Previous owner
Dorr F. Tozier (D. F. Tozier), Non-Indian, 1843-1946
Seattle Land and Improvement Company
Fred E. Sander (Fred Everett Saunder), Non-Indian, 1854-1921
Seller
Seattle Land and Improvement Company
Fred E. Sander (Fred Everett Saunder), Non-Indian, 1854-1921
Seller agent
George Louis Berg (G. L. Berg), Non-Indian, 1868-1941
Date created
circa 1800
Object Type
Rattle in the form of a bird
Media/Materials
Wood, paint
Techniques
Carved, painted
Dimensions
39 x 14 x 15 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound