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Carved wooden flute

Curatorial Remarks

This "flute" looks more like a whistle. Flutes have more holes to make a tune; this only has one.

People: possibly Plains Tribes
Places: possibly Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use, personal activity

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Carved wooden flute
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Ponca (artist and user)
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
reed
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
73.130
Previous Number(s): 
7326.130; 40509
Department: 
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