Toy - Made Of Bone

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FROM CARD: "ILLUS. IN BAE 24TH AR, FIG. 715, P.543. ENTRY ON OLD CATALOGUE: "A TOY MADE OF BONE. I? OF FORT GOOD HOPE. THIS TOY IS ALSO USED BY THE CREE INDIANS AND HAS PROBABLY BEEN INTRODUCED FROM THEM. IT IS SOMETIMES USED IN GAMBLING. THIS IS A SERIES OF SOCKETS MADE OF BONES OF REINDEER AND IN PLAYING THE OBJECT IS CATCH AS MANY AS POSSIBLE ON THE SPIKE THE HIGHER ONE COUNTING MOST - CATCHING THE HOLES IN THE LEATHER TAG ALSO COUNT-CERTAIN HOLES BEING HIGHEST. R. KENNICOTT. 1863."
Record Last Modified
8 Jan 2020
Specimen Count
1
Accession Date
1863
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Accession Number
000177
USNM Number
E857-0
Culture
Hare
Collector
Robert Kennicott
Donor Name
Robert Kennicott
Topic
Ethnology
Place
Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories, Canada, North America
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Object Type
Ring And Pin Game