Bear claw necklace

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Bear claw necklace, c.1850-1880
North American, Lake Michigan, Winnebago people
Grizzly bear claws, otter fur edged with brown bear fur

Donated by Sir James K Caird, 1896
Museum number 1914-172-2

Dew claw necklaces were prized possessions of warriors who had proved themselves to be fearless. The size and strength of the grizzly bear made him a formidable opponent.

Bear claw necklace
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