• Culture/People:

    Hunkpapa Lakota [Standing Rock]

  • Object name:

    Arrow shaft straightener

  • Date created:

    circa 1870

  • Place:

    Standing Rock Reservation; Sioux County; North Dakota; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Animal bone

  • Techniques:

    Carved, perforated

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of De Cost Smith (1864-1939, Western painter) and possibly collected by him between 1884 and 1900; bequeathed to MAI by Smith in 1939.

  • Dimensions:

    19 x 5 x 2 cm

  • Catalog number:



    This item is currently on view at NMAI, DC.

See it in the Lakota exhibit in the "Our Universes" gallery on the 4th floor

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