Bear tooth
Description A bear's tooth found near Lake Pepin, Wisconsin, in 1923. The tooth tapers and curves slightly with increasing discoloration toward a rounded point at the distal end. A ring is incised around the circumference of the tooth at the distal end. The proximal end is generally elliptical with a ragged edge.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 1/8 inches length
5/8 inch width
Nomenclature Tooth
Subjects Found at Lake Pepin, Wisconsin, United States
Used by Dakota Indians
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts
Indian. Raw Materials
Dates Content: Not later than 1923
(Year object was donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.)
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.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 5020

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