Artist Yankton Sioux, Native American
  • Tree Dweller Effigy
Date ca. 1850
Medium wood (possibly maple) stained with pigment
Dimensions Overall: 9 1/2 × 1 3/4 × 1 5/8 inches (24.1 × 4.4 × 4.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Flint Ink Corporation
Accession Number 1988.35
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
Not On View
collected by Rev. David W. Clark, Episcopal missionary, possibly at Lower Brulé (South Dakota, USA) or Crow Creek Reservations.
James Gillihan (Yankton, South Dakota, USA);
1982, purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA) and his wife, Marion D. Pohrt;
1988-present, purchase by Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, no. 177.