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Jackstraws

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Object Number:
70-9-490
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Delaware Culture
Lenape
Provenience:
Oklahoma
Culture Area:
Northeast
Section:
American
Materials:
Grass
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.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker

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