Wood, leather, and haliotis shell
The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
- Among the Haida (HIGH-da) peoples, rattles in the form of a raven were the exclusive property of high-ranking leaders.
- Raven plays a leading role as both trickster and creator in the stories of many Northwest Coast Indians. One popular story
explains how Raven stole daylight and brought it to his people.
- The complex
design of this rattle is characteristic of Northwest Coast American Indian art.