Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Sioux maker
  • spoon, 1861–1889
  • Where object was made: Standing Rock, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • bison horn, quills, carving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 32 x 8.5 x 6 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 12 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of H. Greissinger
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6066

The horn spoon has a large brown oval bowl and a very thin handle that is dark brown near the bowl and light near the end of the handle. The end of the handle has an elk carved in profile from the left. The dark handle is wrapped with red quills.