Iowa Bear Claw Necklace, Nebraska
17 in. long. Otter pelt, grizzly bearclaws, glass beads.
Repatriated from the Detroit Institute of Arts to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.
On display at the Iowa Tribal Office and Museum.
Belonged to the Iowa Chief White Cloud (Notch-ee-ming-a), painted by George Catlin.
Photo from "Art of the American Indian Frontier" by David W. Penney.
Copyright © The Detroit Institute of Arts.