Horn spoon

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Description A spoon, possibly Dakota, carved from a single piece of brownish black horn, probably buffalo, circa 1900. The deep oval bowl has a chipped lip and many fine cracks overall. The narrow handle has a groove around the tip of the circumference. This spoon was reportedly made by Dakota from the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, where the donor's relatives worked, circa 1890-1905.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 7 inches length
2 1/4 inches width
Nomenclature Spoon
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Collected in Eagle Butte, Dewey County, South Dakota, United States
Collected in Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Food Service
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900
Use: Not later than 1960
(Date object was donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 9859.40

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