Dakota horn spoon

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Description Dakota spoon carved from a horn, probably buffalo, that is part of a collection obtained at Lower Brule and Crow Creek Reservations in South Dakota before 1958. The spoon's 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 26 centimeters length
6 centimeters width
Nomenclature Spoon
Creation Attributed to: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota
Attributed to: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota
Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Found at (possibly) Fort Thompson, Buffalo County, South Dakota, United States
Found at (possibly) Lower Brule, Lyman County, South Dakota, United States
Made by Dakota Indians
Used in Minnesota, United States
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Food Service
Dates Creation: Not later than 1958
(Acquired by Minnesota Historical Society in July 1958.)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 9492.14

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