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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Northern Plains 1866
Descriptions
pigment 539 eagle feathers 19 sinew 620 eagle down 2 tanned hide 570 eagle bone 4
Names
whistle 14
Date:
ca. 1890
Dimensions:
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
Remarks:
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.
Accession Number:
NA.502.278

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