Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)
Man's courting flute in the form of a bird
Pine Ridge Agency; Pine Ridge, Pine Ridge Reservation; Shannon County; South Dakota; USA
Wood, paint, hide
Carved, painted, wrapped
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.
89.2 x 7 cm
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