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Leather thong strung with black jet beads and eight clans about 1.5" long that are separated each by two white glass beads.


purchased in the West by Senator Marcus Allen Coolidge and Ethel Warren Coolidge in the 1930s; descended in the family and given to the Museum in 1991 by Louise Coolidge Carpenter (the daughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge) and Judith Herdeg (the granddaughter of Senator and Mrs. Coolidge).

Credit Line

Gift of Louise C. Carpenter in memory of her parents, United States Senator Marcus A. and Mrs. Ethel Warren Coolidge

Native American (Unknown group), early 20th century

Object Place

Northwest Coast, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Jet and glass beads, brown bear claws, and leather




Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands