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Governor William b. Caldwell’s souvenir: exoticism and a gentleman’s reputation

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The extensive collections of the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology include a remarkable object, a decorated and dried human hand. [1] The skin has been flayed to the final joints of the fingers, the fingernails are intact, and it is decorated at the wrist with silk ribbon appliqué and a feather pendant. It is a war trophy, of a kind found across the northern Plains in the context of inter-tribal warfare, along with scalps, finger-bone...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Manitoba Historical Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Manitoba History Journal website
Volume:
73
Publication date:
2013-11-30
Acceptance date:
2013-08-31
ISSN:
0226-5036
Source identifiers:
807192
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pubs:807192
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uuid:1490eb4d-7ec3-4be9-a201-93753e163bc4
Local pid:
pubs:807192
Deposit date:
2017-12-01

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