Native American - c. 1890s
Title of Work
Date of Work
Early 20th century
Porcupine quills, seed beads, metal cones
Merry Claymore Ketterling Collection, American Indian Studies Department.
UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center
Hair ornaments have a long tradition within Native American cultures. These ornaments are most likely from the Upper Northern Plains region. They were recovered from a box of objects that was almost discarded at UND, and rescued by former American Indian Studies secretary, Merry Claymore Ketterling. They are illustrated in the book Storytelling Time: Native North America Art from the Collections at the University of North Dakota (Hudson Hills Press, 2010).