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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Native American - Woodland
Transportation
Native American ➔ Box

Identifier:
203668
Description:
Oval, lidded box of sweet grass and bark. Bark inserts in top and sides embroidered with procupine quills in floral motifs and pointed ovals.
Birchbox box with porcupine quills. Sweet grass border. Chippwea. 
Date:
1901 – 1950
Materials:
Sweetgrass, Bark
Dimensions:
4.25" h 8" w 5.5" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Herrick, Ruth
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Odawa

Ojibwa

Estate of Ruth Herrick
Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.