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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Plateau 318 Kootenai 13
Descriptions
thongs 19 wood 4438 deer hide 193 red ochre 16 dyed 102
Names
flute 9
Date:
ca. 1890
Dimensions:
L: 15.75 in, Diameter: 1 in
Remarks:
Ritual and Recreation: Musical Instruments. Wooden flute with several buckskin thongs, dyed with red ochre. Six finger holes. ---Used as both a musical instrument in dances and by young men during couthship as a courting call. **Belonged to Chief Matisse, Kutenai.
Accession Number:
NA.505.1

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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