This flute is made of an elk bone from the elk's leg. Natives believed that animals had a huge spiritual advantage. They also believed it was wrong to leave any part of a killed animal to waist so they used every part of the animal. this one the elk was used in every part using the bone of the leg to make a flute.
|Northern Plains 1866|
|leg 4 elk 52 bone 151|
|diamonds 119 lines 41|
|L: 13.875 in, width: 2.25 in|
|Simplot Collection, Gift of J.R. Simplot|
|Ritual and Recreation, Musical Instruments. Flute made of elk leg bone with seven finger holes and liphole. Design is in diamonds and lines.|