• Culture/People:

    Meskwaki (Fox) [Tama, Iowa]

  • Object name:

    Crooked knife

  • Date created:

    circa 1900

  • Place:

    Sac and Fox Reservation (Mesquakie Indian Settlement); Tama County; Iowa; USA

  • Media/Materials:

    Wood, iron blade, hide thong/babiche

  • Techniques:

    Carved, wrapped

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Formerly owned by George Young Bear (Meskwaki, 1898-1971); purchased from him by George G. Heye in 1929.

  • Dimensions:

    28.00 x 10.00 x 8.00 cm

  • Catalog number:

    16/6898

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See it in the "Song for the Horse Nation" exhibit on the 3rd floor

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