Skip to main content

As a public health precaution, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Please continue to check back frequently at npg.si.edu or si.edu for updates. In the meantime, please explore our website, resource materials and online exhibitions. 

Bead/beads

Bead/beads
Usage Conditions Apply
Culture/People
Non-Indian; possibly collected from the Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Possible owner
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated), 1940-
Date created
1800-1900
Object Type
Adornment/Jewelry
Object Name
Bead/beads
Media/Materials
Glass bead/beads, cordage
Techniques
Strung
Dimensions
21.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm
Catalog Number
25/3597
Barcode
253597.000
Collection History
Collection history unknown, but probably from the collection of Indian art collector David T. Vernon (1900-1973), part of which was acquired by MAI in 1968 through an exchange with the Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (a foundation backed by the Rockefeller family), which purchased Vernon's entire collection in 1965; found in MAI collections without information and catalogued in 1992.
Contact Us
Have a concern, a correction, or something to add? Contact us: https://nmai.si.edu/collections-statement
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
See related items
Non-Indian
Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Adornment/Jewelry
Place
Montana; USA
Usage