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Buffalo sinew strip tied in two knots / Unknown

Essay/Description

Sinew - Buffalo sinew, such as this, was obtained from the spine of a buffalo and is an inelastic substance which connects muscle to bone. Sinew was used by Native Americans like thread is used today. Typical uses included sewing and attaching blades to the end of arrows.

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Title(s): 
Buffalo sinew strip tied in two knots
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Pawnee
Date: 
19th century - 20th century
Place: 
United States of America
Materials/Techniques: 
sinew
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
87.1
Department: 
On View

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