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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.

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
carved 177 leather 2024 wood 4438
Names
flute 9
Subjects
horse 394
Date:
ca. 1890
Dimensions:
L: 23.875 in, Diameter: 1.5 in
Credit Line:
Adolf Spohr Collection, Gift of Larry Sheerin
Remarks:
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.
Accession Number:
NA.505.3

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