The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Not on view
Whistle with the end carved in the form of a bird's head. Sound is generated by a current of air striking the sharp edge of a piece of split quill placed over the opening in the side of the pipe. Such whistles are used at the ceremonial Crane Dance.
Marking: "Sioux" printed in black in on back of flute. Catalogue states: that flute was used in the ceremongy known as the Crane Dance, Vol II, p. 118
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Oceanica and America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1913, vol. II, pg. 118.