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Engraved elk horn hide scraper / Unknown

Curatorial Remarks

This hide scraper had a metal blade attached at the top. Made and used before 1875.
Tags: hide scraper, engraved, elk horn
People: Ponca
Places: Southern Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: hunting, domestic use

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

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Title(s): 
Engraved elk horn hide scraper
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Ponca (artist and user)
Date: 
19th century
Period: 
Historic
Place: 
United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
elk horn
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
83.1992
Department: 
On View

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