University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 70-9-490
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Delaware Culture
Lenape
Provenience: Oklahoma
Culture Area: Northeast
Section:American
Materials:Grass
Length: 25cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

Description

Grass straws, some with patterns marked by singing. In 3/88, there were 13 marked and 41 unmarked straws tied up together, and an additional 63 unmarked straws loose. Part of note in Speck's handwriting on tag accompanying object: "Fifty counters, plain for 1 point each, 15 counters marked for 5 to 75 points each, also eagle quill straw puller. Joe Washington." See Speck, Okahoma ceremonies, pp. 104-6.


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