Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Plains peoples
  • whistle, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Great Plains, United States
  • eagle bone, feathers, string, paint, dyeing
  • Object Length: 22 cm
    Object Length: 8 5/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1115

Bands of yellow, black, red, and blue and a longitudinal zig zag of light blue with red dots are painted on the eagle bone shaft of a whistle. Red and yellow feathers are tied on the distal end with string.