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Dakota deer hoof rattle

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Description A Dakota Indian deer hoof rattle, circa 1862 or earlier. The rattle consists of a wooden handle wrapped with leather thongs tied to deer hooves through holes drilled through each hoof piece. The rattle was picked up by Willoby Vaughn after a battle during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 9 3/4 inches length
3 3/4 inches width widest point
Nomenclature Rattle
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Vaughn, Willoby
Made by Dakota Indians
Collected in Minnesota, United States
Used by Northern Plains Indians
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Indian. Music
Dates Discovery: 1862
Restrictions Through curatorial review and/or additional consultation with American Indian elders, spiritual leaders, tribal officers or lineal descendants, this item has been determined to be culturally sensitive. As advised by the Minnesota Historical Society Indian Advisory Committee on April 20, 2012, the Minnesota Historical Society will not display images of culturally sensitive items on the public database.
Credit Line Gift of Mr. Ray E. Wilkins
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 75.87.61
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