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Plains Indian Museum

Northern Plains 1866
pigment 539 eagle feathers 19 sinew 620 eagle down 2 tanned hide 570 eagle bone 4
whistle 14
ca. 1890
L: 7.5 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
Eagle bone with "V" cut out oat top for use, flattened at bottom for mouthpiece. Six (6) small bison figures etched into whistle over its length. Tanned hide looped and secured around top into 2 sections - one painted black, one painted red (ochre). At tied down section, each colored piece is divided in two, with two down eagle feathers tied on with sinew - four (4) total feathers here. At opposite end, one (1) full down fluff tied on with sinew.
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As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Plains Indian Museum.
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