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Courting Flute by Raymond Shot with Two Arrows,
Sioux Nation, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota, 1998

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Courting flute by Raymond Shot with Two Arrows, Sioux Nation, Rosebud Reservation, SD, 1998

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NMM 6123.  Courting flute by Raymond Shot with Two Arrows, Sioux Nation, Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota, 1998. End-blown, external duct flute of cedar with double, geometric, post saddle. Length of cedar split, hollowed and glued and pressed together, stained and varnished. Shallow groove carved into underside of saddle allows limited amount of air to pass from upper to lower air holes. Four glass beads, two red and two blue, placed on loose ends of binding thong. Quillwork adornment with alternating red, green and blue sections tied between mouthpiece and saddle. Board of Trustees, 1998.


Saddle and Mouthpiece

Saddle Mouthpiece

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