Eastern Woodland Indians I2017-03-30T20:22:19+00:00

Project Description

With the help of Twig Johnson, curator of Native American collections at the Montclair Art Museum, we were able to develop our most popular special collections, “The Kathy Reiss Memorial Native American Collections”. The objects in this collection are representative of what the Eastern Woodland Indians would have used in their daily lives.

Consider making an animal-shaped music rattle with the children.

B1 a, b, c:
Trade Beads, Purple and White Wampum

B2:
Beaded Moccasins

B3:
T
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New York City

B4:
Deer Toe Dance Rattles (2 ankle cuffs)

B5:
Roach Headdress

B6:
Corn Husk Doll

C1:
 Four pieces of Indian Corn

C2 a, b, c:
Cattail Fruit, Seeds and Stalk

C3:
Two Rabbit Pelts

C4:
Brain-Tanned Deer Leather Sample

C5a:
Gourd Ladle

C5c:
Gourd Container with Lid

C5d:
Small Gourd

D1, D2, D3, D4:
Stone Tools

D5, D6,D8:
Stone Tools

D7, D9:
Stone Tools