Flute

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Culture/People
Cherokee
Artist/Maker
Jim Gilliland (James R. Gilliland Jr.), Cherokee
Previous owner
Jim Gilliland (James R. Gilliland Jr.), Cherokee
Commander John B. Herrington (John Bennett Herrington), Chickasaw Nation, b. 1958
Donor
Commander John B. Herrington (John Bennett Herrington), Chickasaw Nation, b. 1958
Object Name
Flute
Media/Materials
Wood, lacquer, reed, commercial suede thong, thread
Techniques
Carved, painted, tied
Dimensions
38.5 x 3 x 3 cm
Object Type
Music and Sound
Place
Madison; Madison County; Alabama; USA
Date created
2001
Collection History
Formerly in the collection of the artist; given to Commander John Bennett Herrington (Chickasaw Nation, b. 1958, US Navy and the first astronaut enrolled in an American Indian tribe) at an unknown date; carried and played by Herrington aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor between November 23 and December 7, 2002 (mission STS-113 to the International Space Station); donated to NMAI in 2004 by Commander Herrington.
Catalog Number
26/4550
Barcode
264550.000
See related items
Cherokee
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On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Outside Roanoke Museum Store, Space Case
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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