Deer hoof rattle
Description A deer hoof rattle, possibly Dakota, circa the mid-20th century or earlier. The rattle is composed of a 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.
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) Dakota Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Subjects Found at Alexander Ramsey House
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Indian. Music
Dates Use: Not later than 1964
(Date the Alexander 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
Identifiers 752

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