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basketry hat, tall with flat crown and narrow brim (European top hat style)

CULT Tlingit or Haida early 19th century south east Alaska, Northwest Coast USA North America A similar hat is in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. See Arts of Diplomacy: Lewis and Clark's Indian Collection by Castle McLaughlin (2004), p. 298ff.
According to McLaughlin, the European style of this hat is a way for a Native trader to demonstrate h…