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[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

Their manner of fishing in Virginia

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

[How they build boats] / T.B.

[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.

[The tomb of the weroans]

[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

[How they catch fish]

[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

[How they cook their fish] / T.B.

[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

[The dances at their great feasts]

[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

[A weroans, or chieftain, of Virginia]

[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

[The town of Pomeiock] / T.B.

[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

[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

[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 Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

[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

Gallorum ad Maij flumen navigatio

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

[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

[Exercises of youth]

[Exercises of youth]

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]

[Killing alligators]

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

[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 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]

[A fortified village]

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

[Trophies and ceremonies after a victory]

[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

[The French arrive in Florida]

[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

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

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

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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

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

[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.

America

America

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card.

The Mississippi /

The Mississippi /

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 1109: Anonymous (See Notes.) Bone Pipe

DCM 1109: Anonymous (See Notes.) Bone Pipe

Previously identified as a Kena (notched flute) possibly of llama bone, and of South American Indian (Nasca, Pisco, Peru) origin. However, although containing 4 neatly drilled fingerholes, the upper end is not ... 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 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 1393: Anonymous, South American Indian Bird Whistle (Transverse)

DCM 1393: Anonymous, South American Indian Bird Whistle (Transverse)

DCM ledger: "Amazon Jungle Indians, South America." One end closed by natural septum, the other end stopped with a "plug" of grass. Instrument type: Bird Whistle (Transverse) Medium: Bamboo.; 12.5 cm. Provenan... More

DCM 1107: Anonymous, South American Indian (Manabi) Whistle (Fragment)

DCM 1107: Anonymous, South American Indian (Manabi) Whistle (Fragment)

DCM ledger: "Manabi, Ecuador." Instrument type: Whistle (Fragment) Medium: Black clay.; 7.2 cm. Mark Maximum: No mark. Provenance: Scott E. Forbush, Pasadena, California, 5 Nov. 1931.

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