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Tenas Charley
(active ) Primary



Bull-Roarer

ca. 1960
Wood


Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 60.E1.5
Geography: North and Central America, United States, Alaska
Classification: Toys and Games; Toys
Culture/Nationality: Ahtna, Tanana, Athapaskan, Upper Tanana Indians, Native American

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  • Athapaskan - Refers to a language group of North American Indians that encompasses many linguistic sub-groups and cultural groups. It is an arbitrary term derived from Lake Athabaska by Albert Gallatin in 1836 to refer to a culture that he believed were centered around this area. People belonging to the Athapaskan language group occupy vast areas of the subarctic region as well as areas in New Mexico and Arizona. Spelling of the term varies widely, and often appears in multiple forms in a single source. 'Athapaskan' has been in general use since 1930. 'Dene' or 'Na-Dené' is the self-determined descriptive term used by this group, and is sometimes used synonymously with Athapaska, though is also used to describe a larger category that includes Tlingit and Haida language groups.
  • bull-roarers - Aerophones consisting of a spatulate piece of wood, bone, stone, or similar material, tied to a string and sounded by being whirled through the air by the player holding the free end of the string.
  • Native American - Typically reserved to refer narrowly to the cultures of the native peoples of the United States and Canada, excluding the Eskimos and Aleuts. For the indigenous peoples of Canada use the term "First Nations." For the broader concept of the cultures of any native peoples of Central America, South America, North America, or the West Indies who are considered to belong to the Mongoloid division of the human species, use "Amerindian (culture)."
  • North American - Refers to the cultures of the continent of North America, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Circle, and Central America. In classifications schemes based on physical geography, Central America, and North America are parts of the same continent.
  • toys - Material objects contrived for amusement rather than for practical use by children or pets, or intended as collectibles by adults. Toys are generally miniature versions of real beings or objects that lend themselves to imaginative or imitative play. Toys may also be items for use in games. Among the earliest toys were dolls and balls.
  • woodcarving - The art of fashioning or ornamenting objects of wood by cutting with a sharp implement.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Frederica de Laguna: At Home in the Arctic Bryn Mawr College , Oct 1, 2010 – Mar 31, 2013
  • Frederica DeLaguna: Contributions of an American Anthropologist to the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Apr 1, 1999 – Dec 15, 2003

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/146539 |title=Bull-Roarer |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=9/27/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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