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Man's courting flute

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Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Ezra L. Guthrie (1854-1927, a taxidermist who lived in Indiana and Oakland, California); purchased by MAI from Ezra Guthrie in 1923.
Culture/People
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)
Previous owner
Ezra L. Guthrie (E. L. Guthrie), Non-Indian, 1854-1927
Seller
Ezra L. Guthrie (E. L. Guthrie), Non-Indian, 1854-1927
Date created
circa 1870
Object Name
Man's courting flute
Media/Materials
Wood, hide thong/babiche, paint, feather/feathers
Techniques
Carved, incised, painted
Dimensions
80 x 3 x 4 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound
See related items
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)
Music and Sound
On View
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Catalog Number
12/3128
Barcode
123128.000
Place
Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation; Oglala Lakota County; South Dakota; USA