This is a whistle made of eagle bone and *wrapped* with colored porcupine quills. I didn't know you could wrap quills. It also serves to remind us of the many items tagged "triangular" that we could not save.
|Northern Plains 1866|
|cotton thread 354 tanned hide 570 dye 189 eagle bone 4 porcupine quills 146 pigment 539|
|whistle 14 bone 5|
|L: 7 in, Diameter: .375 in|
|The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe|
|Eagle bone whistle wrapped with bands of red, green, and purple porcupine quills. Triangular notch cut 2 ¾" from mouth end (larger). Piece of tanned hide colored red fitted around notch, secured with red thread. Quills and hide secured with a seam running length of whistle on underside.|