Necklace with bear claws - ROM2005_5876_1


Necklace with bear claws

Maker: Belonged to and worn by Miss E. Pauline Johnson, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
Medium:Grizzly and black bear claws, hide
Geography: Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, Canada
Date: late 19th century-early 20th century
1.5 × 34 × 6.5 cm
Object number: 922.1.74
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Evelyn H.C. Johnson; The Chiefswood Collection
Not on view
DescriptionIn the early 20th century Evelyn H.C. Johnson, a member of a prominent Six Nations Mohawk family, donated to the Royal Ontario Museum a large number of objects named the Chiefswood Collection after the name of the Johnson family home. In this collection, Evelyn Johnson created a remarkable record of her family over four generations, and of events that involved the Iroquoian people at Six Nations from the end of the American Revolution to the Six Nations Agricultural Fair of 1922.
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