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Santee Dakota deer hoof rattle
Description Worked wooden stick with a smooth shaft, the head of bird at the top, and a pointed tip at the base. A strip of leather tied to the shaft supports five rows of carved deer hooves (est.) attached by leather thongs. Reportedly made by the Santee Dakota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 13 3/4 inches length
2 inches width at widest part of handle
Nomenclature Rattle
Creation Made by (possibly) Santee Dakota
Made in Minnesota, United States
Subjects Found at Alexander Ramsey House
Made by (possibly) Santee Dakota
Made in Minnesota, United States
Indian. Music
Dates Use: Not later than 1964
Date the Ramsey house was willed 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
ID Number 752