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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.

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
cotton thread 354 tanned hide 570 dye 189 eagle bone 4 porcupine quills 146 pigment 539
Names
whistle 14 bone 5
Date:
ca. 1900
Dimensions:
L: 7 in, Diameter: .375 in
Credit Line:
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
Remarks:
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.
Accession Number:
NA.502.293

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