This flute is made wood, it's carved and has a carved horse on top. Flutes were played for musical purposes, mostly used for celebration and making music for the spirits. The flute was also seen as a way of healing.
|Northern Plains 1866|
|carved 177 leather 2024 wood 4438|
|L: 23.875 in, Diameter: 1.5 in|
|Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin|
|Ritual and Recreation: Musical Instruments. Wood with carved horse figure attached to top, six buckskin thong tassles. Six finger holes. Knotched edge along open end.|