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Dakota carved horn spoon
Description Dakota spoon carved from a horn, probably buffalo. The deep bowl has an irregular ovoid shape with a chipped lip. The curved handle has a bulbous, pointed tip. The handle midpoint is pierced with a circular hole positioned to one side. The outer wall has cracked, creating a slot. A beige ribbon strung through the hole is tied around the spoon and caught in a notch on the back. The artifacts donated in this collection were obtained at Lower Brule and Crow Creek Reservations in South Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 26 centimeters length
6 centimeters width
Nomenclature Spoon
Creation Made by (possibly): Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota
Made by (possibly): Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota
Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by Dakota Indians
Found at (possibly) Fort Thompson, Buffalo County, South Dakota, United States
Found at (possibly) Lower Brule, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States
Used in Minnesota, United States
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Food Service
Dates Use: Date donated
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9492.14