Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nation
  • rattle, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: North Dakota, United States
  • wood, bison hoof, buckskin
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 38 x 10 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 14 15/16 x 3 7/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5816

Straight wooden stick, wrapped in buckskin with short buckskin fringes, each with a triangular black piece of hoof, notched at the wider end.