Man's garter - ROM2005_5938_1


Man's garter

Maker: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
Medium:Deer dewclaws, hide
Geography: Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, Canada
Date: mid-19th century
62 × 8 × 2.5 cm
Object number: 922.1.100
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Evelyn H.C. Johnson; The Chiefswood Collection
Not on view

This would have been worn below knee in dances as a rattle.

In 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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