Bowl - ROM2005_5920_1



Maker: Styres family, Cayuga (Haudenosaunee/Iroquois)
Medium:Elm bark, cedar
Geography: Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario
Date: early 19th century
12.5 × 38 cm
Object number: 922.1.99
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Evelyn H.C. Johnson; The Chiefswood Collection
Not on view

Belonged to Mr. George Styres' father, who made it.

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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