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This beaded baseball cap was made by Sandra Kahentonni McComber, a Kanien'kehaka (Mohawk), from Kahnawake, Quebec, in 2004. Sandra (b. 1939), a descendant of Deerfield captive Eunice (Kanenstenhawi) Williams and Arosen, beaded the three Kanien'kehaka clans: the bear, wolf and turtle. The colors represent the four corners of the earth- summer, fall, winter and spring; the four winds; and the cycles of life. White represents north, yellow is east, red is south and black is west. The brown is for the earth.


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Beaded Baseball Cap

creator   Sandra [Kahentonni] McComber
date   2004
location   Kahnawake [Caughnawaga], Quebec, Canada
process/materials   beads
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Beadwork
accession #   #2004.26

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