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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

The North American Indian in the World War

The North American Indian in the World War

Relief shown by hachures. Shows Native American participation, graves, and military decorations awarded in France and Belgium. Includes inset "Special sketch of noted battlefields, comprising Verdun & Meuse, Ar... 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 0792: Anonymous, North American Indian (Moki) Whistle

DCM 0792: Anonymous, North American Indian (Moki) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Moki." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone, painted ochre with black wavy decorative line (snake image).; 20.85 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 16 May 1928.

DCM 0566: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Whistle

DCM 0566: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 10.9 mm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 20 Jan. 1926.

DCM 0244: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Whistle

DCM 0244: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Winnebago Tribe." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone (eagle wing?).; 20.1 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Oliver La Mere, Winnebago, Nebraska, 16 Mar. 1922.

DCM 0150: Anonymous, North American Indian (Cheyenne) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0150: Anonymous, North American Indian (Cheyenne) Courting Flute (...

DCM ledger: "Cheyenne." The flue cover is also glued into position and the lead flue plate is tied separately into position further down the tube to form the edge. Incised, carved designs include stag's head, b... more

DCM 0536b: Anonymous, North American Indian (Crow) Whistle

DCM 0536b: Anonymous, North American Indian (Crow) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Crow Indian." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 22.15 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 23 Dec. 1925.

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 0840: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Whistle

DCM 0840: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Whistle

Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bamboo, quill.; 41.9 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Flue cover quill partially broken and missing. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 30 Mar. 1929.

DCM 0544: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0544: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." See DCM 539. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Pine, stained brown. Brass mouthpipe. Lead flue plate. Flue cover painted grey and white, and wearing a... more

DCM 0938: Anonymous, North American Indian (Kickapoo Tribe) Whistle

DCM 0938: Anonymous, North American Indian (Kickapoo Tribe) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Kickapoo Tribe." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bamboo.; 35 cm. Key Holes System: Square hole cut in tube, near middle. Condition: Two cracks at flue. Flue cover missing, original design unknown... more

DCM 0319: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Vertical Whistle

DCM 0319: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Vertical Whistle

DCM ledger: "Sioux Tribe." Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Medium: Bone, with rawhide and thread wrapping, plus 2 rawhide thongs decorated with colored red and green porcupine quill.; 19.75 cm. Mark Maximum:... more

DCM 0551: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0551: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "Winnebago Indian." It appears that the tube was carved to receive the lead in a molten state, in that it also fills portions of the joints between the two tube halves. It was then apparently filed ... more

DCM 0939: Anonymous, North American Indian (Kichai Tribe) Whistle

DCM 0939: Anonymous, North American Indian (Kichai Tribe) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Kichai Tribe." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bamboo, slender tube, with quill flue cover.; 45.4 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Cracked. Provenance: Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 7 May 1930.

DCM 0238: Anonymous, North American Indian (Pilager) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0238: Anonymous, North American Indian (Pilager) Courting Flute (V...

The flue cover is, for this plain instrument, unusually ornate, carved, possibly to resemble a rattlesnake's rattle, integral mouthpipe. DCM ledger: "Pilager Tribe of Minnesota." Instrument type: Courting Flute... more

DCM 0811: John Spear, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0811: John Spear, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute...

The flue plate, if original, and the flue cover is the carved wood type sometimes referred to as the "saddle." DCM ledger: "Winnebago" [and] "Made by John Spear, about 97 years old. See No. 242, for new flute b... 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 0576: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0576: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sisseton Sioux Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Soft wood, spruce(?), brass mouthpipe, lead flue plate, red pipestone flue cover. Securing thong at flue cov... more

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 0542: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0542: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." See DCM 539. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Pine, copper mouthpipe, lead flue plate.; 49 cm. Key Holes System: 0/5 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. P... more

DCM 0847: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0847: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Winnebago." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Tube, including integral mouthpiece, of unidentified wood. Lead bands, carved walnut flue cover, lead f... 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 0345: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Whistle

DCM 0345: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Sioux Tribe." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 21.1 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 22 June 1923.

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 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 0539: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0539: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

Letter from N. E. Carter, from whom he purchased DCM 539-546, states; "I was lucky to buy a wonderful collection of Sioux Indian flutes...purchased from a man who was a banker near the Sioux Reservation...[wher... more

DCM 0848: Anonymous, North American Indian (Black Foot) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0848: Anonymous, North American Indian (Black Foot) Courting Flute...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Black Foot." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified wood, leather thongs, lead flue plate. Flue cover of medium hard wood.; 61.3 cm. Key Hol... 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 0775: Anonymous, North American Indian (Yurok) Flute(?)

DCM 0775: Anonymous, North American Indian (Yurok) Flute(?)

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Yurok, California." There are 3 roughly equally spaced holes made by cutting deep notches at each point, but neither end appears to facilitate the required sound-producing edge. If... more

DCM 0886: Anonymous, North American Indian (Jicarilla Apache) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0886: Anonymous, North American Indian (Jicarilla Apache) Courting...

DCM ledger: "Jicarilla Apache, near Santa Fe." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Wood, lightly stained red. Wood flue cover, lead flue plate. Leather thongs.; 41.6 cm. Key Holes ... more

DCM 0688: Anonymous, North American Indian (Chippewa) Whistle

DCM 0688: Anonymous, North American Indian (Chippewa) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Chippewa Indian." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Unidentified bone.; 19.6 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 10 Dec. 1926.

DCM 0203: Anonymous, North American Indian (Haida) Double Whistle

DCM 0203: Anonymous, North American Indian (Haida) Double Whistle

DCM ledger: "Haida Indian." Instrument type: Double Whistle Medium: Wood.; 32.3 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Harvey's Indian Curio Store, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 12 Nov. 1921.

DCM 0687: Anonymous, North American Indian (Arapaho) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0687: Anonymous, North American Indian (Arapaho) Courting Flute (V...

DCM ledger: "Arapahoe Indian." The final 8.5 centimeters of the tube is finished rectangularly. Two of the 4 feathers are attached through 2 adjacent vent holes. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistl... more

DCM 0941: Anonymous, North American Indian (Kwakiutl Tribe, British Columbia) Ribbon Reed Instrument

DCM 0941: Anonymous, North American Indian (Kwakiutl Tribe, British Co...

DCM ledger: "Kwakiutl Tribe, British Columbia." [and] "A wind passage is formed, and, a strip of bark is bound between the top and bottom, so as to be vibrated by blowing." Instrument type: Ribbon Reed Instrume... more

DCM 0543: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0543: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." See DCM 539. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Soft wood, likely pine, stained red inside and outside. Brass mouthpipe, possibly from a shell casing. ... more

DCM 0788: Anonymous, North American Indian (Northern Cheyenne) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0788: Anonymous, North American Indian (Northern Cheyenne) Courtin...

DCM ledger: "Northern Cheyenne." The seam on each side is further secured with a strip of unidentified membrane. The tube is decorated with low relief carving integral ferrules in 3 places, and finished at the... more

DCM 0758: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0758: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux." Unusually long flue cover secured with 2 leather thongs, the upper of which also supports through the nostrils, an eagle or hawk beak, painted red, as well as a group of feathers dyed red. ... 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 0793: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM 0793: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "Lake Co., California." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 10.8 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Portion of end broken away. Provenance: Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 16 May 1928.

DCM 0202: Anonymous, North American Indian (Haida) Whistle

DCM 0202: Anonymous, North American Indian (Haida) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Haida Indian." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Wood, possibly cedar.; 31.9 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Seam open full length. The instrument has 3 areas of cleaner (lighter) wood, imply... more

DCM 0549: Anonymous, North American Indian (Omaha) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0549: Anonymous, North American Indian (Omaha) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Omaha Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified medium soft wood, stained green, bone mouthpiece, brass flue plate, wood flue cover, leather thong.; 6... more

DCM 1157: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 1157: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Wh...

DCM ledger: "American Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Iron pipe, a portion of a gun barrel. Wrapped with leather thong.; 35.6 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Max... more

DCM 1228: Anonymous, North American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute (Courting Flute)

DCM 1228: Anonymous, North American Indian Vertical Whistle Flute (Cou...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Yuman [Yuma], California." The cap mentioned by DCM may refer to a multi-layer brown paper ferrule affixed with ribbons that may have served as the original or temporary flue cover... 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 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 0529: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0529: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Hard wood, painted or stained red, brown and yellow, brass mouthpipe, and with 5 feathers dyed various colors, attach... more

DCM 0550: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0550: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "Winnebago Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified hard wood, aluminum flue plate, wooden flue cover, upper end strengthened with steel ferrule.; 55.... more

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 0759: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0759: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Soft wood, pine or spruce. Animal eyes are brass upholstery tacks, mouth contains maroon feathers.; 85.7 cm. Key Holes Syst... more

DCM 0540: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0540: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

See DCM 539. DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Light wood, pine or spruce, stained clay red. Lead flue plate. The instrument is decorated with an oran... more

DCM 0752: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sac and Fox) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0752: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sac and Fox) Courting Flut...

DCM ledger: "Sac and Fox." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Body is from a steel pipe or tube, possibly a gun barrel, although it is slightly thin gauge metal for such purpose. W... more

DCM 0686: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM 0686: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 20.25 cm. Key Holes System: Bone open at each end with an elliptical side hole set into a recessed area. Mark Maximum: No ma... more

DCM 0843: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle(?)

DCM 0843: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle(?)

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Sacramento Co., California." This instrument has a lateral, oval, recessed hole, which may have served any of 3 functions; the upper end is open and, although it fails, may have be... more

DCM 0564: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0564: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." DCM ledger records letter from N. E. Carter, dated 23 Jan. 1926: "Your remark that the Sioux flutes are so much alike...I explained in a previous letter...that the eight flutes...wer... more

DCM 0940: Anonymous, North American Indian (Utsehta or Little Osage) Whistle

DCM 0940: Anonymous, North American Indian (Utsehta or Little Osage) W...

DCM ledger: "Utsehta or Little Osage." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Branch, 3 strips of braided grass tied to tube by four strips of thong.; 63.9 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condition: Red painted decoratio... 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 0205: Henry Johnson, North American Indian (Ute) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0205: Henry Johnson, North American Indian (Ute) Courting Flute (V...

The next-to-top lashing also secures the carved wood flue cover, which is also glued into position. The flue plate is tinned steel, glued and lashed into position just beneath the flue cover and indented into t... more

DCM 0682: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM 0682: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 6.8 mm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 18 Nov. 1926.

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 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 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 0565: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0565: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." The tube terminates at the lower end with a carved fish or bird's face painted yellow with red inside the mouth, and brass furniture tacks for eyes. Above that is a recessed area pai... more

DCM 0530: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Whistle

DCM 0530: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Wood, quill flue cover, lashed with sinew (gut).; 57.7 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 15 Dec. 1925.

DCM 0683: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle Flute

DCM 0683: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle Flute

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Whistle Flute Medium: Bone.; 11 mm. Key Holes System: Appears to have a fipple aperture and 2 fingerholes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E.... more

DCM 0913: Anonymous, North American Indian (Southern Ute) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0913: Anonymous, North American Indian (Southern Ute) Courting Flu...

DCM ledger: "Southern Ute." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified wood, lead flue plate lashed with rawhide stained yellow with long fringe, 1 strand with fur, 2 are brai... more

DCM 0546: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0546: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." See DCM 539. The instrument is further decorated with arrow and geometric carving. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Redwood, leather thong, lead flue... more

DCM 0536a: Anonymous, North American Indian (Crow) Whistle

DCM 0536a: Anonymous, North American Indian (Crow) Whistle

DCM ledger: "Crow Indian." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 20.1 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 23 Dec. 1925.

DCM 0773: Anonymous, North American Indian (Northern Cheyenne) Whistle

DCM 0773: Anonymous, North American Indian (Northern Cheyenne) Whistle

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Northern Cheyenne." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone, fipple near upper end. Sheathed with blue, red, and light green beaded fabric. Attached is a decorative bead-covered thon... more

DCM 0535: Anonymous, North American Indian (Chippewa) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0535: Anonymous, North American Indian (Chippewa) Courting Flute (...

DCM ledger: "Chippewa Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Tube of nickel-plated brass pipe, possibly plumbing stock, lead flue plate, wooden flue cover, tied with braided w... more

DCM 1184: Anonymous, North American Indian (Quapaw) Vertical Whistle

DCM 1184: Anonymous, North American Indian (Quapaw) Vertical Whistle

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Quapaw Tribe." Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Medium: Unidentified hard wood, formed into bird's head at lower end.; 59 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Albert G. Heath, ... more

DCM 0577: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0577: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Wood, stained brown, with burned-in swastika and arrow designs. Carved greystone flue cover decorated with colored fe... more

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 1215: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 1215: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Vertical Whistle Fl...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Sioux." Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Bone, decorated with thongs, thimble, and small bells.; 13.8 cm. Key Holes System: 0/4 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Condit... more

DCM 0790: Anonymous, North American Indian (Shoshone) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0790: Anonymous, North American Indian (Shoshone) Courting Flute (...

DCM ledger: "Shoshone." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Bamboo tube, lead flue plate, wood flue cover, leather thong.; 53.3 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes. Mark Maximum: No ma... more

DCM 0494: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux?) Whistle (Transverse)

DCM 0494: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux?) Whistle (Transvers...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian Whistle." Instrument type: Whistle (Transverse) Medium: Cane(?), skin, leather thong.; 22.65 cm. Key Holes System: 1 lateral embouchure hole, deeply recessed. Mark Maximum: No mark. C... more

DCM 0755: Anonymous, North American Indian (Pawnee) Vertical Whistle Flute

DCM 0755: Anonymous, North American Indian (Pawnee) Vertical Whistle F...

DCM ledger: "Pawnee." Instrument type: Vertical Whistle Flute Medium: Unidentified bone (DCM ledger: "Turkey or eagle"), with loop of skin with brown fur attached, likely meant to be a neck strap.; 19.4 cm. Ke... more

DCM 0273: Anonymous, North American Indian (Chippewa) Reed Pipe, Deer (or Moose) Call

DCM 0273: Anonymous, North American Indian (Chippewa) Reed Pipe, Deer ...

DCM ledger quotes letter from Frances Densmore, 11 Sept. 1922: "On a recent trip to the Chippewa County I obtained one of the whistles used by the Chippewa in calling deer and am sending it to you today. It is ... 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 0578: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM 0578: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 5.5 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 30 Mar. 1926.

DCM 0541: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0541: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." See DCM 539. Tied into the upper retaining thong is a large bird feather to which is attached a piece of yellow ribbon further ornamented with a small swatch of red ribbon. Instrumen... more

DCM 0839: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0839: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Winnebago." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Cedar(?), stained dark brown, nickel silver flue plate, wood flue cover.; 55.9 cm. Key Holes System: 0... more

DCM 0750: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM 0750: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "American Indian from California." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 11.85 cm. Key Holes System: 0 holes. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 23 Sept. 1927.

DCM 0751: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0751: Anonymous, North American Indian (Winnebago) Courting Flute ...

DCM ledger: "Winnebago." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Redwood(?), lead flue plate, separate wood mouthpipe.; 61.6 cm. Key Holes System: 0/6 holes plus 4 double vent holes. M... more

DCM 0774: Anonymous, North American Indian (Blackfoot) Whistle

DCM 0774: Anonymous, North American Indian (Blackfoot) Whistle

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Blackfoot, Montana." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Wood, stained yellow and red.; 21 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Albert G. Heath, Chicago, 14 Apr. 1928.

DCM 0545: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0545: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." See DCM 539. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Pine. Brass tube mouthpipe with leather and red, white, and blue-colored straw. Lead flue plate.; 70.9 ... 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 0681: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM 0681: Anonymous, North American Indian Whistle

DCM ledger: "California, Sacramento County." Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Bone.; 7.7 mm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 16 Nov. 1926.

DCM 0241: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0241: Anonymous, North American Indian Courting Flute (Vertical Wh...

Decorated with indented dots, painted red. The end is carved with a geometric design. Lead flue plate and carved wooden cover in the form of unidentified animal. Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistl... more

DCM 0235: Anonymous, North American Indian (Apache) Whistle

DCM 0235: Anonymous, North American Indian (Apache) Whistle

A unique piece of high relief folk carving depicting an unidentified reptile (possibly a horned toad) apparently climbing a tree trunk or branch. Instrument type: Whistle Medium: Unidentified hard wood, stained... more

The purpose and achievements of the Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship to the North American Indian

The purpose and achievements of the Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Cit...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

DCM 0585: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0585: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Soft wood, pine(?), carved snake stained light red clay color, traces of yellow paint still remain. Lead flue plate, ... more

DCM 1383: Anonymous, North American Indian (Haida) Vertical Duct Flute

DCM 1383: Anonymous, North American Indian (Haida) Vertical Duct Flute

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Haida, Alaska." Instrument type: Vertical Duct Flute Medium: Black slate stone, animal figures decorated with lead circular inlays.; 46.95 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: 0/6 holes.... more

DCM 0935: Anonymous, North American Indian (Jicarilla Apache) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0935: Anonymous, North American Indian (Jicarilla Apache) Courting...

DCM ledger: "Jicarilla Apache." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Unidentified hard wood, leather thong, lead flue plate. Decorated with designs painted blue, yellow, and green in... more

The purpose and achievements of the Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship to the North American Indian

The purpose and achievements of the Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Cit...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.

DCM 0585: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute)

DCM 0585: Anonymous, North American Indian (Sioux) Courting Flute (Ver...

DCM ledger: "Sioux Indian." Instrument type: Courting Flute (Vertical Whistle Flute) Medium: Soft wood, pine(?), carved snake stained light red clay color, traces of yellow paint still remain. Lead flue plate, ... more

DCM 1383: Anonymous, North American Indian (Haida) Vertical Duct Flute

DCM 1383: Anonymous, North American Indian (Haida) Vertical Duct Flute

DCM ledger: "American Indian, Haida, Alaska." Instrument type: Vertical Duct Flute Medium: Black slate stone, animal figures decorated with lead circular inlays.; 46.95 cm. (as is) Key Holes System: 0/6 holes.... more