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Northern Plains Hide Scraper


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Northern Plains elk horn hide scraper. "Very old - it has tanned buffalo hides …. And has been in the family of Mrs. Jon Twin? Since 1830. When the mother comes to realize death is near, she give the Nahuutka to eldest daughter who in turns follows the custom. Should the mother leave no daughter…feasible offspring, the Nahuutka is buried with her. Usually there was a daught. Proud daughter…rarely found in graves. To the very old buffalo…(those who ate buffalo) this…is an…of religious worship and is the last earthly possession to which they cling."

PERIOD: 19th Century

ORIGIN: Great Plains - Northern Plains, Native American

SIZE: 11" x 5"

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