spoons

Choctaw Usage of Horns

Spoons are made by the Choctaw from cow horns (wak lape’she sti’mpa; literally, cow horn spoon).

Two good examples are represented in the following image.

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Choctaw Spoon

In describing the manners and customs of the Choctaw, Adair 1 alluded to “their wooden dishes, and spoons made of wood and buffalo horn;” consequently the making of spoons is a continuation of an ancient art.Citations:

  1. James Adair, History of the American Indians, p. 421, London, 1775.[]

Topics:
Choctaw,

Collection:
Bushnell, David I., Jr. The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St Tammay Parish Louisiana. Washington Government Printing Office. 1909.

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