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Untitled (Native American in buffalo headdress)

Untitled (Native American in buffalo headdress)

Artist: Richard Throssel.Artist Bio: American, 1882 - 1933.Creation Date: c. 1910.Process: gelatin silver print.Credit Line: Gift of Graham and Susan Nash.Accession Number: 2003.003.053

European man in metal helmet firing on Indians while other Indians watch

European man in metal helmet firing on Indians while other Indians wat...

Title devised by cataloger. Photograph of a painting, possibly by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris; possibly of Spanish colonization in 16th or 17th century. No Detroit Publishing Co. no. Gift; State Historical Society ... More

[Mapa del Golfo y costa de la Nueva España : desde el Río de Panuco hasta el cabo de Santa Elena ...].

[Mapa del Golfo y costa de la Nueva España : desde el Río de Panuco ha...

Relief shown pictorially. Shows the coast from the vicinity of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina of the United States, location of Indian settlements, and lakes and rivers in the region to the Pánuco River ... More

Theodor de Bry - Their manner of fishing in Virginia

Theodor de Bry - Their manner of fishing in Virginia

Native men and women in a canoe fishing while others in the background stand in the river and spear fish. Illus. in: A brief and true report of the new found land of Virginia: of the commodities and of the natu... More

Theodor de Bry - [How they build boats] / T.B.

Theodor de Bry - [How they build boats] / T.B.

Native men making dugout boats by burning and scraping with seashells. Illus. in: Admiranda narratio, fida tamen, de commodis et incolarvm ritibvs Virginiæ [...]. Wecheli : svmtibvs T. de Bry, 1590, [plate] 12.... More

[How the chief ladies of the town of Dasamonquepeio dress and carry their children] / T.B.

[How the chief ladies of the town of Dasamonquepeio dress and carry th...

Full-length, front and back portraits of a Native woman of Dasamonquepeio showing manner of dress and way of carrying a child on her back; view of river and landscape in the background. Illus. in: Admiranda nar... More

[A noblewoman of Pomeiock] / T.B.

[A noblewoman of Pomeiock] / T.B.

Native woman of Pomeiock carrying a clay vessel, and her daughter holding a doll and a rattle.

Theodor de Bry - [The tomb of the weroans]

Theodor de Bry - [The tomb of the weroans]

An Algonquian burial house showing bodies on a raised platform and a priest squatting by a fire beneath the platform. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten der Wi... More

Theodor de Bry - [How they catch fish]

Theodor de Bry - [How they catch fish]

Native men and women in a dugout canoe fishing while others in the background stand in the river and spear fish. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten der Wilden ... More

Theodor de Bry - [How they cook their fish] / T.B.

Theodor de Bry - [How they cook their fish] / T.B.

Native men cooking fish on a wooden frame over a fire. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten der Wilden in Virginia ... / Erstlich in engelländischer Sprach besch... More

Theodor de Bry - [The dances at their great feasts]

Theodor de Bry - [The dances at their great feasts]

Native men and women dancing around a circle defined by posts with carved faces, three Native women stand together in the center of circle. Illus. in: Admiranda narratio, fida tamen, de commodis et incolarvm ri... More

Theodor de Bry - [The town of Pomeiock] / T.B.

Theodor de Bry - [The town of Pomeiock] / T.B.

Fortified Native village the manner of construction of the buildings and the enclosing stockade. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten der Wilden in Virginia ... ... More

Theodor de Bry - [A weroans, or chieftain, of Virginia]

Theodor de Bry - [A weroans, or chieftain, of Virginia]

Full-length, front and back portraits of a Native chief in Virginia, with bow and arrow; hunting scene in the background. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten de... More

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

An aged Native man from Pomeiock, full-length portrait, facing front, wearing winter garment; landscape scene with village in the background. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Geleg... More

Theodor de Bry - [The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

Theodor de Bry - [The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

Map showing the coast of Virginia with many islands just off the mainland, two Native territories, Secotan and Weapemeoc, and the Native community of Roanoak on an island at the mouth of a river. Illus. in: Wun... More

[Indian seated in hut]

[Indian seated in hut]

Illus. in: America. Edited by Theodor de Bry. Franckfort am Mayn : Gedruckt bey J. Wechel, in Verlegung d. Bry, 1590, plate 21.

[The queen-elect is brought to the king]

[The queen-elect is brought to the king]

Native men carrying the queen seated on a throne supported by a litter; trumpeters lead the procession which is followed by young women carrying baskets of fruit and by a contingent of bodyguards. Illus. in: Br... More

Theodor de Bry - Gallorum ad Maij flumen navigatio

Theodor de Bry - Gallorum ad Maij flumen navigatio

French expedition under Jean Ribaut enter the River of May (St. John's) in Florida. Illus. in: Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provi̇cia Gallis acciderunt, : secunda in illam nauigatione, duce Rena... More

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

Native men using hollow rods which they drive into the sandy bottom of streams to collect gold and other metals. Illus. in: Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provi̇cia Gallis acciderunt, : secunda in... More

[Exercises of youth]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Exercises of youth]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Illus. in: Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provi̇cia Gallis acciderunt, : secunda in illam nauigatione, duce Renato de Laudōniere ... anno MDLXIIII. Qvae est secvnda pars Americae ... / Auctore Iac... More

[Killing alligators]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Killing alligators]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Natives attack and kill alligators by ramming a pole down it's throat, turning it over, beating it with clubs, and shooting it with arrows. Illus. in: Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provi̇cia Gall... More

[Exercises of the youths]

[Exercises of the youths]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

[The widows approach the chief]

[The widows approach the chief]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

[A fortified village]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[A fortified village]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A Native village with the chief's house in the center, surrounded by huts of other principal men, and fortified by a circular arrangement of tall palings that spiral to a narrow opening at the entrance. Illus. ... More

Theodor de Bry - [Trophies and ceremonies after a victory]

Theodor de Bry - [Trophies and ceremonies after a victory]

Natives gathered at designated place to celebrate victory over their enemies, with Chief Holata Outina standing in foreground with French soldiers. Illus. in: Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provi̇... More

Theodor de Bry - [The French arrive in Florida]

Theodor de Bry - [The French arrive in Florida]

The arrival of the French expedition under Laudonnière at the River of May (St. John's) in Florida. Illus. in: Der ander Theyl, der newlich erfundenen Landtschafft Americae, von dreyen Schiffahrten, so die Fran... More

The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on his first voyage

The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on ...

Chief Athore with René Laudonnière, commander of the second French expedition to Florida, standing by column erected by Jean Ribaut during first expedition, showing Natives worshiping the column and many offeri... More

Ethnographical map of the Indian tribes of North America, A.D. 1592

Ethnographical map of the Indian tribes of North America, A.D. 1592

Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Annotated in pencil, including change of date in the title to 1650. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions ... More

Johannes Staden  helps to defend the Indians who captured him against the Tuppin Tkins

Johannes Staden helps to defend the Indians who captured him against ...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, part 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 35. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Johannes Lerii's account of the description of the method the Indians use for "barbecuing" human flesh

Johannes Lerii's account of the description of the method the Indians ...

Indians barbecuing and eating parts of human bodies. Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 155. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption... More

The Tuppin Ikin Indians fight the Tuppin Inwa, who are holding Johannes Staden prisoner, at Boywassu Kange

The Tuppin Ikin Indians fight the Tuppin Inwa, who are holding Johanne...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 54. Same illus. used a second time on p. 189 in account of Johannes Lerii. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old ... More

Torture of the prisoner [by nude Indians]

Torture of the prisoner [by nude Indians]

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 85. The same illustration used a second time in Johannes Lerii's account, p. 193. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverifie... More

Battle between Portuguese and Indians and Garasu near the harbor of Marin

Battle between Portuguese and Indians and Garasu near the harbor of Ma...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, Frankfurt, p. 5. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Indians: The typical compound of the Tuppin Inwa (prisoner being tortured)]

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Ind...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 70. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

The women and children [nude Indians] eat the intestines of the killed prisoner

The women and children [nude Indians] eat the intestines of the killed...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 87. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Ceremonies used when killing enemies and eating these. Methods of killing and treating the enemy [by nude Indians]

Ceremonies used when killing enemies and eating these. Methods of kill...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 83. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Johannes Staden tries to swim to a French boat in order to escape, but the French do not accept him because they fear the anger of the Indians

Johannes Staden tries to swim to a French boat in order to escape, but...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 50. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Johannes Lerii's account of Indians persecuted by demons whom they call Kaagerre

Johannes Lerii's account of Indians persecuted by demons whom they cal...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 215. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Indians: European prisoners being fried and eaten by the Tuppin Inwa]

[Illustrations of Johannes Staden's description of the Tuppin Inwa Ind...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 56. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Johannes Staden goes to war with the Indians

Johannes Staden goes to war with the Indians

Indians cooking, eating, relaxing, etc. Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, part 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 52. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Captio... More

[Columbus landing on Hispaniola, Dec. 6, 1492; greeted by Arawak Indians]

[Columbus landing on Hispaniola, Dec. 6, 1492; greeted by Arawak India...

Engraving by DeBry. Illus. in: DeBry, America, pt. 4, plate IX. Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: RBD?; Columbus; Indians; Haiti.

Titelpagina van het pamflet: Den Spaenschen ende Arragoenschen spiegel. Inde welcke men mach claerlick ende waerachtich sien tot wat eynde (...) het voornemen is (...) van 't Spaensche Crijchsvolck, dat hem desen Winter heeft gehouden in den Westphaelschen Creyts, 1599

Titelpagina van het pamflet: Den Spaenschen ende Arragoenschen spiegel...

Titelprent van een pamflet getiteld: Den Spaenschen ende Arragoenschen spiegel. Inde welcke men mach claerlick ende waerachtich sien tot wat eynde ... het voornemen is ... van 't Spaensche Crijchsvolck, dat hem... More

[Florida Indians, disguised under deerskins, hunting deer]

[Florida Indians, disguised under deerskins, hunting deer]

Native men wearing deerskins while hunting deer.

[A method of hunting deer in the Northeast]

[A method of hunting deer in the Northeast]

Natives using devices for making noise to drive deer and other game towards a fenced area. Illus. in: Les voyages dv sievr de Champlain Xaintongeois, capitaine ordinaire pour le Roy, en la marine [...] / Samuel... More

[How the Spanish were welcomed by the Indians]

[How the Spanish were welcomed by the Indians]

Illus. in: DeBry, Americae (1618). Reference copy may be in LOT 4409A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Ind. & white man; DeBry; Shelf.

[2 illus. of warfare of Canadian Indians]

[2 illus. of warfare of Canadian Indians]

Indians & French attacking hexagonal Indian fortification. Illus. in: Champlain, Les Voyages, 1619. plate between pp. 254-5. Ref. copy may be in SSF(Gr) - INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA CANADA 16 ? This record contai... More

[Bird's-eye view of a Native American deer hunt in New France (Canada), showing Indians driving deer towards fences into narrow enclosure to be killed, and two dead deer hanging from bent trees]

[Bird's-eye view of a Native American deer hunt in New France (Canada)...

Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, opp. p. 52.

[4 illus. of Indians: warrior in armor; woman grinding maize; woman wearing ornamental chains and necklaces; woman holding baby and ear of corn]

[4 illus. of Indians: warrior in armor; woman grinding maize; woman we...

Illus. in: Samuel Champlain, Voyages et Descouvertes..., 1619, fol. 87 verso. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Indians Misc.... More

[2 illus. of warfare of Canadian Indians]

[2 illus. of warfare of Canadian Indians]

Indians attacking and killing other Indians and Frenchmen; bodies burning beside large cross.

[Four Native American Indians of New France (Canada): two men at top in war attire, with shield, bow, and arrows; mother holding paddle and nursing infant; and men clothed for winter, wearing snowshoes]

[Four Native American Indians of New France (Canada): two men at top i...

Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, leaf 23 recto.

[Native American burial or memorial ceremony with man standing by shelter with bundles of bones, friends and relatives of the dead, and lodge in background, New France (Canada)]

[Native American burial or memorial ceremony with man standing by shel...

Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, leaf 110 recto.

Stefano Della Bella - Vrouw uit Virginia

Stefano Della Bella - Vrouw uit Virginia

Speelkaart met een voorstelling van een staande vrouw in exotische dracht uit Virginia. Tekst in ondermarge. Genummerd linksboven: 9.

[Ship of Dutch navigator Willem Cornelis Schouten (1567?-1625) being greeted by Patagonian Indians at Cape Horn, Chile, 1616]

[Ship of Dutch navigator Willem Cornelis Schouten (1567?-1625) being g...

Illus. in: Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas. Description des Indes Occidentales, qu'on appelle ajourdhuy le Nouveau Monde (Amsterdam, 1622). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption ... More

[Map of northern coast of S. America, showing mouths of Amazon and Orinoco rivers. Illus. with dwellings, boats, animals; Indians killing boa]

[Map of northern coast of S. America, showing mouths of Amazon and Ori...

Illus. in: Reys-Boeck van het rijcke, Brasilien (Dordrecht?,1624). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, and subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: Maps; South America; Snakes; Braz... More

Carte de la Nouuelle France, augmentée depuis la derniere, seruant a la navigation faicte en son vray Meridien

Carte de la Nouuelle France, augmentée depuis la derniere, seruant a ...

France's territorial claims in North America, which initially focused on the St. Lawrence River Valley and the Great Lakes, can be traced to Samuel de Champlain's explorations and trading activities in that reg... More

The figure of the Indians' fort or palizado in New England and the manner of the destroying it by Captayne Underhill and Captayne Mason / RH.

The figure of the Indians' fort or palizado in New England and the man...

The village of the Pequot Indians which was attacked and destroyed by Captain Underhill and Captain Mason in 1637. Illus. in: Nevves from America / John Underhill. London : Printed by J.D. for Peter Cole, [...]... More

Wenceslaus Hollar - Mulier ex Virginia

Wenceslaus Hollar - Mulier ex Virginia

Vrouw uit Virginia, Amerika. Overgenomen van Thoedor de Bry, naar tekening van John white in Thomas Harriot's A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virgina, Frankfurt, 1590.

[Murder of the missionaries by the Indians]

[Murder of the missionaries by the Indians]

Illus. in: Historiae Canadensis - New France. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Canada; Relig. Missionaries; Indians & w.; Shelf.

Jacob van Meurs - America - Print, Library of Congress collection

Jacob van Meurs - America - Print, Library of Congress collection

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card.

The Mississippi / Historic map, Library of Congress

The Mississippi / Historic map, Library of Congress

Relief shown pictorially. Shows trees, animals, and names of the Indian nations. Pen-and-ink and watercolor; detached from paper and mounted on cloth backing. "This is the copy of a sketch of the Mississippi Ri... More

Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ nec non partis Virginiæ tabula : multis in locis emendata

Novi Belgii Novæque Angliæ nec non partis Virginiæ tabula : multis in ...

Covers New England and Middle Atlantic region southward to Hampton Roads. Shows colony names, colonial town names, and names of Amerindian tribes. Relief shown pictorially. Meridians numbered 297 to 312 from we... More

The Indians marching upon a visit, onto a feast. Lacenta, his lady, [and] attendants

The Indians marching upon a visit, onto a feast. Lacenta, his lady, [a...

Engraving by I. Savage. Illus. in: Lionel Wafer, A New Voyage ... the Isthmus of America, 1699, p. 140. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: B.I.; Indians.

DCM 0845: Anonymous, North American Indian (Potawatomi) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0845: Anonymous, North American Indian (Potawatomi) Courting Flute...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Potawatomi." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Tube apparently made of a segment of gun barrel, quite old, having a hammer weld seam. Stained wood fl... More

DCM 0863: Anonymous, Central American Indian Flute (Fragment)

DCM 0863: Anonymous, Central American Indian Flute (Fragment)

DCM ledger: "Totonac Indian...from Vera Cruz." Instrument type: Flute (Fragment) Medium: Terracotta.; 7.65 cm. Key Holes System: Blow hole only remaining part of instrument. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: E... More

DCM 0762: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

DCM 0762: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Mineral, possibly volcanic substance.; 12.5 cm. Key Holes System: 0/1 hole. See Physical Description. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 11 Jan. 1928.

DCM 0765: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle (Duct Flute)

DCM 0765: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle (Duct Flute)

DCM ledger: "American Indian." Instrument type: Whistle (Duct Flute) Medium: Clay.; 7.8 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 25 Jan. 1928.

DCM 0897: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0897: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Winnebago." The seam on each side is sealed with a glued-on strip of linen. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Soft wood, stained clay red and decorat... More

DCM 0480: Red Fox, North American Indian (Qupaw) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0480: Red Fox, North American Indian (Qupaw) Courting Flute (Verti...

The instrument is finely finished on the exterior, the upper half being stained a rich brown, and the lower half having three color schemes consisting of a blond middle section area, with the fingerhole flat st... More

DCM 0776: Anonymous, North American Indian (Yurok) Flute

DCM 0776: Anonymous, North American Indian (Yurok) Flute

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Yurok, California." In addition to what are obviously 3 fingerholes, there is located above, a lateral and indented hole which may be the embouchure if this were intended as a tran... More

DCM 0791: Anonymous, North American Indian (Mandan) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0791: Anonymous, North American Indian (Mandan) Courting Flute (Ve...

DCM ledger: "Mandan." The brass mouthpipe appears to have been a shell casing. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified soft wood, entirely covered with a length of animal i... More

DCM 0548: Anonymous, North American Indian (Pueblo) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0548: Anonymous, North American Indian (Pueblo) Courting Flute (Ve...

DCM ledger: "Pueblo Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified soft wood, stained yellow, now darkened.; 38.8 cm. Key Holes System: 0/4 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark... More

DCM 0579: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM 0579: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 8.2 cm. Key Holes System: Lateral fipple hole. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 30 Mar. 1926.

DCM 0749: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

DCM 0749: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "American Indian / Central American." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Brown pottery.; 4.3 cm. Key Holes System: Whistle plus 1 fingerhole. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn,... More

DCM 0534: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0534: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "Winnebago" Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Cedar, stained medium brown, and showing traces of yellow. All or some of mouthpipe/flue cover had been painted yellow.; ... More

DCM 0876: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0876: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux." Mouthpiece end is painted turquoise, and the large bird's head end is painted black or charcoal with 2 yellow dots for eyes, and decorative turquoise painted dots. Flue cover carved in the ... More

DCM 0753: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0753: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Wh...

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Bone.; 18.8 cm. Key Holes System: 0/2 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkho... More

DCM 0533: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0533: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Wh...

The wooden flue cover is carved in the form of a horse's head. DCM attributes to Iroquois, Betty Austin Hensley attributes to Cheyenne or Winnebago. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medi... More

DCM 0867: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle (Duct Flute)

DCM 0867: Anonymous, Central American Indian Whistle (Duct Flute)

DCM ledger: "Totonac Indian, from Panuco, Vera Cruz." Instrument type: Whistle (Duct Flute) Medium: Terracotta.; 4.3 cm. Key Holes System: 0/1 hole. 2 holes for carrying cord. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition:... More

DCM 0858: Anonymous, North American Indian (Chippewa) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0858: Anonymous, North American Indian (Chippewa) Courting Flute (...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Chippewa." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified soft wood, leather thong.; 40.6 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes plus 5 vent holes at botto... More

DCM 0754: Anonymous, North American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 0754: Anonymous, North American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Bone.; 20.5 cm. Key Holes System: 0/3 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 30... More

DCM 0842: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Vertical Whistle Flute (Courting Flute)

DCM 0842: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Vertical Whistl...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Winnebago." The simple carved oak flue cover is attached with string, although very likely originally attached with leather thong. Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute (Courtin... More

DCM 0898: Anonymous, North American Indian (Ute) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0898: Anonymous, North American Indian (Ute) Courting Flute (Verti...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Ute." Tube, with integral mouthpipe. One of the rawhide wrappings also secures the flue cover. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified hard wo... More

DCM 0575: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0575: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Assiniboine Sioux Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Light wood, likely pine, stained brown, lead flue plate, wood flue cover stained a darker brown. Rawhide ... More

DCM 0777: Anonymous, North American Indian (Southern Arapahoe) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0777: Anonymous, North American Indian (Southern Arapahoe) Courtin...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Southern Arapahoe, Oklahoma." Tube decorated with blue paint at end, plus red paint inside, and over the 3 cord bindings. Flue cover painted blue with black beak and red cone or he... More

DCM 0237: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM 0237: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone, rattan winding, thong.; 16.4 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: George R. Moore, Jamesville, Wisconsin, 20 Feb. 1922.

DCM 0243: John Spear, North American Indian (Winnebago) Whistle

DCM 0243: John Spear, North American Indian (Winnebago) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Winnebago Tribe." [and] "Made of cane with a knot at sound hole. Thong holding paper for upper lip...used with Winnebago war bundles and in winterfeasts." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Cane, tho... More

DCM 0889: Anonymous, South American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 0889: Anonymous, South American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM ledger: "Aymaras, La Paz, Bolivia." Top is rudimentary fipple and block. Foot, natural septum, punctured. Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Bamboo.; 47.2 cm. Key Holes System: 0/5 holes. Elli... More

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