• Culture/People:

    Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)

  • Object name:

    Man's courting flute in the form of a bird

  • Date created:

    circa 1870

  • Place:

    Pine Ridge Agency; Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation; Shannon County; South Dakota; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, paint, hide

  • Techniques:

    Carved, painted, wrapped

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown, but said to have been collected circa 1880; formerly in the collection of John W. Alder (1844-ca. 1920, a store clerk and bookkeeper in Lawrence, Kansas); inherited by his son Eugene C. Alder (1876-1955); purchased by MAI from Eugene Alder in 1921.

  • Dimensions:

    89.2 x 7 cm

  • Catalog number:

    10/9295

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