- Museum number
Roach spreader or rocker with two imitation eagle feathers. Feathers attached to a wood block element with metal wire and masking tape, held suspended above the painted leather base/head attachment. The leather attachment has shoe laces hanging down, in order to tie on the head, and the leather is painted with a faux quillwork/beadwork design. There are two elasticised bands suspending the wooden block between the wire support, to provide the desired 'rocking' effect. Part of an ensemble of powwow regalia.
- Production date
2009 (feathers replaced)
Height: 33 centimetres (feathers)
Height: 42.80 centimetres
Length: 19 centimetres
Width: 8.80 centimetres (broadest)
Width: 5.60 centimetres (narrowest)
- On display (G26/dc15)
- Exhibition history
2010 6 Jan-5 Apr, British Museum, Room 91, Warriors of the Plains: 200 years of Native North American honour and ritual
2011 17 Jun-25 Sep, Lotherton Hall, Leeds, Warriors of the Plains
2011 12 Oct-2012 19 Feb, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Warriors of the Plains
2012 22 Sep- 2013 13 Jan, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Warriors of the Plains
2013 25 May-3 Nov, Manchester Museum, Warriors of the Plains
2018 Jul-present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The American West"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Part of Dennis Zotigh's powwow dance regalia. Loaned to the Museum for the Warriors of the Plains exhibition in January 2010, and purchased following the end of the exhibition in April 2010.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 2009.Loan01.1.a-ab (Loan number in use Jan-May 2010)