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>>1778 Nootka warrior
Subject: warrior
Culture: Nootka / Nuu-chah-nulth
Setting: tribal warfare, Northwest Coast,late 18th-19thc
Object: hat

* Museo de América > El Conocimiento de América
Fibra vegetal.
Indios Nutka (Siglo XVIII).
Costa Noroeste.  América del Norte.
Es uno de las sombreros recogidos en las expediciones científicas." ...

* Museo de América > La Realidad de América

* Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology > Change and Continuity: Hall of the North American Indian
"Hat (Westcoast)
Conical hats like this were common among Westcoast people in the eighteenth century, and were depicted in many illustrations made by Spanish and English artists.  These hats are similar to others in the overall area, except for the pear-shaped bulb on top.  The hat is twined on a warp of split spruce root with a weft of black-dyed cedar bark, overlaid in light areas with bear grass. Whaling scenes are most common on hats of this type.  This one depicts the mythical struggle between the Thunderbird and the whale, its prey.  It was colleted about 1790 by Captain James Magee and came to the Peabody Museum via the Massachusetts Historical Society." ...