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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
Place
Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation; Oglala Lakota County; South Dakota; USA
Catalog Number
12/3128
Barcode
123128.000