Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Apsáalooke (Crow) or Sioux maker
  • spoon, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • horn, beads, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 28 x 10 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 3 7/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6061

The light colored horn spoon has a very large bowl and a very small handle. It has a bird head, identified as a crane, at the end of the handle. The bird has a long, thin beak and beads for eyes.