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Courting Flute, Sioux Nation, Pipestone, Minnesota, early 20th century

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Courting flute, Sioux Nation, Pipestone, Minnesota, early 20th century

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NMM 2583.  Courting flute, Sioux Nation, Pipestone, Minnesota, early 20th century. End-blown, duct flute of Catlinite pipestone, with geometric lead inlay. Saddle carved as stylized dog. Catlinite pipestone, named after the famed nineteenth century American painter, George Catlin, also known for his work preserving Native American tradition and culture, is found in southwestern Minnesota, in a quarry known historically to be of significance to the indigenous people of the area. Gift of the Bessie Pettigrew Estate, Flandreau, South Dakota, 1979.

Bessie Pettigrew (1881-1978) was the daughter of South Dakota homesteader F. W. Pettigrew (1850-1901) and niece of United States Senator Richard F. Pettigrew (1848-1926). The Center for Western Studies at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, preserves the documents, correspondence, clippings, account books, record books, and photographs relating to the Pettigrew family, collected by Bessie, as well as Bessie's own writings.


Stylized Dog Carving on Saddle

Saddle Stylized dog on saddle


Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

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