- Museum number
Warrior tie, or burden strap, tumpline made of hemp, and moosehair.
- Production date
Length: 50 centimetres
Width: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
For related objects connected to the Four Indian Kings see Sl 572, 574, and pair of moccasins in the Yorkshire Museum collection accessioned 1921. There are numerous paintings and prints of the Four Indian Kings; in the AOA Pictorial Collection, and in Prints and Drawings (Bernard Lens 1840,1212.33 to35).
See Sloane catalogue entry: 'A Cord made of hemp & porcupines quills [actually moose hair] died from the Iroquois by the Indian Kings given me by Mr Middleton, for tying their prisoners'.
Early object labels describe object as "Cord for binding prisoners Ma[illegible]kais. Sloane 573" and "573 Cord for tying prisoners [on reverse] Iroquois Indian".
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1976-1977 7 Oct-16 Jan, London, The Hayward Gallery, Sacred Circles: 2,000 Years of North American Indian Art
1977 16 Apr-19 Jun, Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Sacred Circles: 2,000 Years of North American Indian Art
1982-1984 Jun-17 Jan, Museum of Mankind, Thunderbird and Lightning: Indian Life in North America, 1600-1900
1984 30 Mar-20 May, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; From the Four Quarters
1985-1987 7 Jan-Jan, Museum of Mankind, Thunderbird and Lightning: Indian Life in North America, 1600-1900
1999 25 Jun-2007 Feb, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Northeastern Woodlands"
2007 8 Mar-17 Jun, London, National Portrait Gallery, Between Worlds: Voyagers to Britain 1700-1850
2011-2021 2 Mar-16 June, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Northeastern Woodlands"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This is assumed to be Captain Christopher (?)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1753D10.573 (old CDMS no.)